Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is more resistant to vaporized hydrogen peroxide than commercial Geobacillus stearothermophilus biological indicators.

@article{Pottage2012MeticillinresistantSA,
  title={Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is more resistant to vaporized hydrogen peroxide than commercial Geobacillus stearothermophilus biological indicators.},
  author={T Pottage and Susan Macken and Jimmy T Walker and Allan M. Bennett},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2012},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={41-5}
}
BACKGROUND Vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) is increasingly used in the decontamination of hospital isolation rooms. Commercially available bioindicators, most frequently Geobacillus stearothermophilus spores, are used to assess the efficacy of the decontamination phase. Staphylococcus aureus, including meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), produce catalase, which breaks down VHP, therefore potentially making it resistant to the decontamination phase. AIM This investigation was designed to… CONTINUE READING

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