Survival of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. for an extended period of transport.

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Journal Article

This study determined the survivability of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) for extended periods of time and temperatures using a standard swab for assessment. Our study showed that transportation in Liquid Amies medium could be performed at room temperature or 4°C for up to 14 days without a decrease in recovery of MRSA or VRE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Robinson, GL; Harris, AD; Morgan, DJ; Pineles, L; Belton, BM; Johnson, JK; Benefits of Universal Gloving and Gowning (BUGG) Study Group,

Published Date

  • July 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 2466 - 2468

PubMed ID

  • 22535993

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22535993

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-660X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.00911-12

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States