The treatment of laundry with potentially harmful pathogens

The correct handling of laundry with potentially harmful pathogens, both for healthcare facilities and for textile service companies, is of central importance, and not just since the COVID-19 pandemic. The pathogen database from the German Certification Association For Professional Textile Services provides information at a glance of laundry treatment and possible protective measures required when handling contaminated laundry.

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Simply enter the disease or pathogen in the corresponding search fields. Recommendations will explain how to correctly treat the laundry and the protective measures to take at the laundry facility. Please note that these are recommendations for you to use as a guide. They are not legally binding requirements. Contact your local authorities and institutions for more information if required.

Pathogens that are not listed can be assigned to the infection category – suspected of being infectious.