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MRSA can live on high-touch surfaces (correctional facilities).

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-124, 2013 Jan; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20042057
Abstract
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can live on high-touch surfaces. Keep surfaces and equipment clean. 1. Use cleaners or detergents for routine cleaning of surfaces. 2. Use sanitizers as needed to reduce the number of germs on surfaces. 3. For surfaces that have drainage from infected skin, clean the surface, and then use an EPA-registered disinfectant to kill the germs. 4. Follow directions on the labels, and use gloves and eye protection as recommended. 5. Frequently touched surfaces include shared work equipment, faucets, shower handles, doorknobs, tabletops, reusable restraints, and exercise equipment.
Keywords
Skin-diseases; Skin-disorders; Skin-infections; Infection-control; Infectious-diseases; Microorganisms; Bacteria; Bacterial-disease; Bacterial-infections; Prison-workers; Law-enforcement-workers; Correctional-facilities; Administration; Work-environment; Worker-health; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Hand-protection; Sanitation; Ear-protection; Face-masks; Face-shields; Gloves; Clothing; Surveillance-programs
Publication Date
20130101
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2013-124; B20130206
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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