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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 14.03.2022, 15:43 authored by Tânia Claro, Sandra Galvin, Orla Cahill, Deirdre Fitzgerald HughesDeirdre Fitzgerald Hughes, Stephen Daniels, Hilary HumphreysHilary 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

2014-07-01

PubMed ID

24915216

Department/Unit

  • Beaumont Hospital
  • Clinical Microbiology