Survival of Chlamydia pneumoniae following contact with various surfaces.


OBJECTIVE: In this study, the survival and recovery of Chlamydia pneumoniae (Cp) strains TW-183, AR-39, AR-388 and CWL-029 were measured after inoculation on glass, stainless steel, FormicaR laminate, paper, fabric and human skin. METHODS: Inoculum in throat washes from healthy volunteers was applied to each surface. Samples were taken immediately after… (More)


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