Type

Journal Article

Authors

D Morris
B Austin
M Cormican
C Ludden

Subjects

Microbiology

Topics
occupation e coli antimicrobial sites staphylococcus aureus environmental contamination nursing homes residents

Rapid environmental contamination of a new nursing home with antimicrobial-resistant organisms preceding occupation by residents. (2012)

Abstract Nursing homes are reservoirs for antimicrobial-resistant organisms (AROs). This study examined the time to environmental contamination with AROs in a new-build nursing home. Environmental sites in an occupied nursing home (N = 18) and a newly built replacement nursing home (N = 21) were monitored during an 11-week period before and after residents transferred between buildings. Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was detected during commissioning in the new building and was a frequent finding throughout the building after residents had moved in. Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing E. coli O25b:ST131 was detected once.
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Full list of authors on original publication

D Morris, B Austin, M Cormican, C Ludden

Experts in our system

1
Derek Morris
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 156
 
2
B Austin
National University of Ireland Galway
Total Publications: 3
 
3
Martin Cormican
National University of Ireland Galway
Total Publications: 51
 
4
C Ludden
National University of Ireland Galway
Total Publications: 4