Contamination of room door handles by methicillin-sensitive/methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
An investigation of the contamination of room door handles (196) in university hospital wards. Door handles in 27% of rooms were contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus, with MRSA on door handles of 17 rooms (8.7%). Thus, handwashing should continue to be emphasised and routine disinfection of door handles is necessary. Journal of Hospital Infection 2002;51:140-143.
Publication Type: Journal article
Publisher: Journal of Hospital Infection