Bed bugs in healthcare settings

L. Silvia Munoz-Price, Nasia Safdar, John C. Beier, Stephen L. Doggett

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Infestations caused by bed bugs have resurfaced during the past decade across all continents. Even though bed bugs primarily cause skin manifestations in humans, a major stigma is placed upon people or institutions found to carry them. It is important for healthcare facilities to be prepared for this pest by implementing policies, carefully selecting materials used for hospital furniture, and educating providers on early identification and control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1137-1142
Number of pages6
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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