Bed bugs in healthcare settings

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

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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)1137-1142
Number of pages6
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume33
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

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Bedbugs
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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Bed bugs in healthcare settings. / Munoz-Price, Luisa; Safdar, Nasia; Beier, John C; Doggett, Stephen L.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 33, No. 11, 01.11.2012, p. 1137-1142.

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Munoz-Price, L, Safdar, N, Beier, JC & Doggett, SL 2012, 'Bed bugs in healthcare settings', Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 33, no. 11, pp. 1137-1142. https://doi.org/10.1086/668029
Munoz-Price, Luisa ; Safdar, Nasia ; Beier, John C ; Doggett, Stephen L. / Bed bugs in healthcare settings. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2012 ; Vol. 33, No. 11. pp. 1137-1142.
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