Results of routine tests for the detection of dispersers of Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{HuijsmansEvers1978ResultsOR,
  title={Results of routine tests for the detection of dispersers of Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={A G Huijsmans-Evers},
  journal={Archivum chirurgicum Neerlandicum},
  year={1978},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={141-50}
}
This article describes the routine for the detection of dispersers in relation to the contamination of the air in operating rooms and postoperative wound infections during 1968 through 1972. Out of 3,039 persons, submitted to a dispersal test, ,22 were dispersers (4%). Staph. aureus was found in scalp hair (21.5%) and beards (15.5%). Persons with skin lesions proved to be the heaviest dispersers. After taking measures to prevent dispersers from attending, we still found 18 dispersers in… CONTINUE READING

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