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.
Publication Type: Journal article
Publisher: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology