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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.

Author: Oie S, Hosokawa I, Kamiya A

Published: 01/01/2002

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Journal of Hospital Infection