A Comparison of Environmental Contamination by Patients Infected or Colonized with Methicillin-Resistant : A Multicenter StudyStaphylococcus aureus: A Multicenter Study or Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci: A Multicenter Study

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Abstract

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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