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Limitations of the Efficacy of Surface Disinfection in the Healthcare Setting

  • Gareth J. Williams (a1), Stephen P. Denyer (a1), Ian K. Hosein (a2), Dylan W. Hill (a3) (a4) and Jean-Yves Maillard (a1)...


We examined the efficacy of 2 commercially available wipes to effectively remove, kill, and prevent the transfer of both methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus from contaminated surfaces. Although wipes play a role in decreasing the number of pathogenic bacteria from contaminated surfaces, they can potentially transfer bacteria to other surfaces if they are reused.


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Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University, Redwood Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3NB, Wales, UK(


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