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Sharing personal items can spread MRSA (correctional staff).

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. 2013-125, 2013 Jan; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20042058
Abstract
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can live on surfaces. Sharing personal items can spread MRSA. At work: Don't share towels, clothing, or water bottles. At home: Don't share razors or toothbrushes and be cautious about sharing bars of soap, towels, washcloths, or clothing.
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; Sanitation; Surveillance-programs
Publication Date
20130101
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2013-125; B20130206
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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