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What is the best method? Recovery of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli from inanimate hospital surfaces.

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posted on 22.11.2019, 15:19 by Tânia Claro, Sandra Galvin, Orla Cahill, Deirdre Fitzgerald-Hughes, Stephen Daniels, Hilary Humphreys

Environmental sampling in hospitals, when required, needs to be reliable. We evaluated different methods of sampling methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli on 5 materials of the hospital setting. Petrifilms and contact plates were superior to swabs for all of the surfaces studied.

Funding

This study was funded by a Translational Research Award from Science Foundation Ireland and the Health Research Board (TRA/2010/ 10).

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The original article is available at www.cambridge.org

Published Citation

Claro T, Galvin S, Cahill O, Fitzgerald-Hughes D, Daniels S, Humphreys H. What is the best method? Recovery of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli from inanimate hospital surfaces. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2014;35(7):869-71.

Publication Date

01/07/2014

Publisher

University of Chicago Press

PubMed ID

24915216

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