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This 2014 image, depicts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laboratorian, Mustafa Mazher, holding up a disassembled, needleless connector. Such CDC researchers, study the formation of biofilms in needleless connector devices like the one shown here, and their impact on their use in the healthcare, and laboratory settings, where the maintenance of a sterile environment is of paramount importance. The presence of a biofilm can increase the risk of infections related to catheters placed into a patient's bloodstream.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Melissa Dankel
Creation Date: 2014
Photo Credit: James Gathany
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.