Environmental contamination due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: possible infection control implications.

@article{Boyce1997EnvironmentalCD,
  title={Environmental contamination due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: possible infection control implications.},
  author={John M. Boyce and Gail A. Potter-Bynoe and C B Chenevert and Thomas King},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={622-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the possible role of contaminated environmental surfaces as a reservoir of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in hospitals. DESIGN A prospective culture survey of inanimate objects in the rooms of patients with MRSA. SETTING A 200-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital. PATIENTS Thirty-eight consecutive patients colonized or infected with MRSA. Patients represented endemic MRSA cases. RESULTS Ninety-six (27%) of 350 surfaces sampled in the rooms… CONTINUE READING
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