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Wet Wipes May Be Behind A Disease Outbreak That's Hit Over 200 People

Tom Hale

Mar 24, 2022

Wet wipes are the prime suspect in an unusual disease outbreak sweeping across hospitals in Norway.

At least 239 people in 33 hospitals across Norway have fallen sick after being infected with the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The strain of bacteria responsible for the outbreak was found inside a packet of disposable washcloths. The wipes are used in hospitals to give bed baths to critically ill patients that are too sick or weak to wash by themselves.

Outbreaks of infectious bacterium can not only effect foods but also cosmetic goods also. In this circumstance the infection sadly hit those who were already vulnerable. All factories and facilities must ensure they are maintaining their safety, and FreshCheck is here to help.

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