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Limitations of the Efficacy of Surface Disinfection in the Healthcare Setting.

The researchers 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. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009;30(6):570-3.

Author: Williams GJ, Denyer SP, Hosein IK, et al

Published: 01/06/2009

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology