Infection control practices in clinical laboratories in Pakistan

Syed Abdul Mujeeb, Malik Mohummad Adil, Arshad Altaf, Sharaf Ali Shah, Stephen Luby

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Abstract

Clinical laboratories in Karachi, Pakistan, were evaluated for adherence to standard precautions using an observational checklist. Among 44 laboratories, gloves were used in 2, protective gowns in 12, disinfectant in 7, and an incinerator in 7. Standard worker safety precautions are not followed at major clinical laboratories in Karachi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-142
Number of pages2
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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