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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Jun;30(6):570-3. doi: 10.1086/597382.

Limitations of the efficacy of surface disinfection in the healthcare setting.

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Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK. williamsgj3@cf.ac.uk

Abstract

We examined the efficacy of 2 commercially available wipes to effectively remove, kill, and prevent the transfer of both methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus from contaminated surfaces. Although wipes play a role in decreasing the number of pathogenic bacteria from contaminated surfaces, they can potentially transfer bacteria to other surfaces if they are reused.

PMID:
19432509
DOI:
10.1086/597382
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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