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Survival of epidemic strains of nosocomial- and community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on coins.

This paper describes a study which demonstrates that all epidemic nosocomial- and community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) do not survive when no organic protection is offered but survive well when soil (pus and blood) is present, thus offering protection from drying. American Journal of Infection Control 2007;35:342-6.

Author: Tolba O, Loughrey A, Goldsmith CE, Millar BC, Rooney PJ, Moore JE

Published: 01/01/2007

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: American Journal of Infection Control.