Wash Your Hands – Part 8
A fairly uncommon bacterium in the hospital setting as of present (but a potential biological terrorism agent) is Bacillus anthracis (anthrax). It is most commonly found in the wild in cattle, sheep, goats, camels, antelopes, and other herbivores. It occurs in humans when they are exposed to infected animals or tissue from infected animals.
Alcohol-based products do not have activity against this spore so hands must be washed with soap and water.
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