A comparison of environmental contamination by patients infected or colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or vancomycin-resistant enterococci: a multicenter study.

Journal Article

A total of 1,023 environmental surfaces were sampled from 45 rooms with patients infected or colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) before terminal room cleaning. Colonized patients had higher median total target colony-forming units (CFU) of MRSA or VRE than did infected patients (median, 25 CFU [interquartile range, 0-106 CFU] vs 0 CFU [interquartile range, 0-29 CFU]; P = .033).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Knelson, LP; Williams, DA; Gergen, MF; Rutala, WA; Weber, DJ; Sexton, DJ; Anderson, DJ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epicenters Program,

Published Date

  • July 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 872 - 875

PubMed ID

  • 24915217

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0899-823X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/676861

Language

  • eng