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Isolation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from rented DVDs

Of 60 DVDs evaluated in this study, Staphylococcus aureus was detected on 35 (58.3%), S epidermidis on 20 (33.3%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa on 3 (5%), gram-negative rods on 7 (11.7%), gram-negative cocci on 1 (1.7%), and Bacillus species on 23 (38.3%). No Enterobacteriaceae, Streptococcus, or Aeromonas species were detected. Of the S aureus isolates detected on the rented DVDs, 4 (11.4%) were found to be resistant to oxacillin—that is MRSA. Am J Infect Control. 2009 Sep;37(7):612.

Author: Ghenghesh KS, Nashnoush H, Shaker A, Enaami H, Zorgani A

Published: 01/09/2009

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: American Journal of Infection Control.