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Limitations of the efficacy of surface disinfection in the healthcare setting

Williams, Gareth John, Denyer, Stephen Paul, Hosein, Ian K., Hill, Dylan W. and Maillard, Jean Yves ORCID: 2009. Limitations of the efficacy of surface disinfection in the healthcare setting. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 30 (6) , pp. 570-573. 10.1086/597382

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We 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.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Pharmacy
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at (accessed 21/02/2014).
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISSN: 0899-823X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 12 May 2023 19:49

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