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Comparison of Environmental MRSA Levels on High-Touch Surfaces in Contact Isolation and Noncontact Isolation Patient Rooms.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Aug 27;:1-3

Authors: Villamaria FC, Berlanga G, Liao IC, Ganachari-Mallappa N, Stock EM, Zeber JE, Jinadatha C

Abstract
Environmental samples were collected from 100 hospital rooms, 32 noncontact rooms, and 68 contact isolation rooms. We isolated 202 and 1,830 MRSA colonies in noncontact and contact isolation rooms, respectively. The study identified MRSA isolates in hospital rooms of patients without colonization or infection with MRSA. Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2015;00(0):1-3.

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