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Transmission of Infectious Agents from Magazines, Books, and Toys in Healthcare Settings: Clinical Evidence and Guidelines

Last updated: November 19, 2014
Project Number: RB0755-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the evidence that magazines, books, or toys in the common areas of health care settings pose a risk for transmission of infectious agents?
  2. What are the evidence based guidelines regarding the availability of magazines, books, or toys in common areas of health care settings and the transmission of infectious agents?

Key Message

No relevant literature was identified regarding whether magazines, books, or toys in common areas of health care settings pose a risk for transmission of infectious agents.