Tag : Microorganisms

Transmission of Microorganisms on Skin and Fomites

Written by Corinne Introduction             Microorganisms can be transmitted from infected to healthy persons in a variety of ways. Two ways emphasized in this lab report are transmission via skin to skin contact, and transmission via fomites. Fomites are objects or substances which are not living but capable of transmitting microorganisms between people. Fomites become especially dangerous in hospitals or other healthcare facilities, as they can transmit nosocomial infections. Nosocomial infections are acquired by patients while in a hospital setting, […]