Contamination of Hands with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus after Contact with Environmental Surfaces and after Contact with the Skin of Colonized Patients.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Feb;32(2):185-7
Authors: Stiefel U, Cadnum JL, Eckstein BC, Guerrero DM, Tima MA, Donskey CJ
In a study of 40 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriers, hand contamination was equally likely after contact with commonly examined skin sites and commonly touched environmental surfaces in patient rooms (40% vs 45%). These findings suggest that contaminated surfaces may be an important source of MRSA transmission.
PMID: 21460476 [PubMed - in process]