The floors of single rooms being used by inpatients colonized by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were cleaned using disposable dust-attracting dry mops.
Each mop was divided into 12 sections and MRSA quantified serially.
This experiment was repeated a total of 21 times for four patients.
The MRSA survival rate on the dry mops compared with a control was 59.0-125% after seven days, 26.3-41.6% after 14 days, 0.1-16.2% after 28 days, 0-0.1% after 56 days and 0% after 84 days.
MRSA disseminated by patients over the environment can survive for several weeks on dry mops.
Mots-clés Pascal : Staphylococcie, Bactériose, Infection, Staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bactérie, Balai, Nettoyage surface, Hôpital, Exploration microbiologique, Survie, Hygiène, Souche résistante méthicilline
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Staphylococcal infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bacteria, Brushes, Surface cleaning, Hospital, Microbiological investigation, Survival, Hygiene
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0476878
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 10/04/1997.