Long-term metabolic persistence of gram-positive bacteria on health care-relevant plastic.

@article{Heller2018LongtermMP,
  title={Long-term metabolic persistence of gram-positive bacteria on health care-relevant plastic.},
  author={Loree C. Heller and Chelsea M. Edelblute},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2018},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={50-53}
}
BACKGROUND Health care-associated opportunistic pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecium persist on dry environments and can contribute to organism transmission through contact. These organisms can be monitored on surfaces by culture, molecular methods, or metabolic assays. This study was designed to determine the kinetics of bacterial… CONTINUE READING