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Title: Tracking sources of Staphylococcus aureus hand contamination in food handlers by spa typing
Authors: Ho, J
Boost, MV
O'Donoghue, MM 
Keywords: Environmental contamination
Hand hygiene
Nasal colonization
Persistent carriage
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Mosby
Source: American journal of infection control, 2015, v. 43, no. 7, p. 759-761 How to cite?
Journal: American journal of infection control 
Abstract: We aimed to identify the source of Staphylococcus aureus contaminating hands of food handlers. Nasal samples and direct fingertip imprints were collected on 2 occasions from food handlers and characterized to determine likely sources of hand contamination. Most hand contamination was attributable to nasal isolates of persistently colonized coworkers who had presumably contaminated the environment. Regular handwashing should be supplemented by effective environmental disinfection.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/10104
ISSN: 0196-6553
EISSN: 1527-3296
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.03.022
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