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Am J Infect Control. 2012 Dec;40(10):1008-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.01.015. Epub 2012 May 22.

Are gym surfaces reservoirs for Staphylococcus aureus? A point prevalence survey.

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Department of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA. john.d.markley@vanderbilt.edu

Abstract

We sought to identify staphylococcal contamination of gymnasium surfaces. Various environmental surfaces were cultured at a university fitness center. Ten out of 99 samples yielded Staphylococcus aureus, all of which were methicillin-susceptible. Gym surfaces may be colonized with staphylococci and could play a role in community transmission of staphylococcal species.

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22622513
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10.1016/j.ajic.2012.01.015
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