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Investigation of Bacterial Pathogens on 70 Frequently Used Environmental Surfaces in a Large Urban U.S. University

February 23, 2010

Abstract After reports of increased severity of bacterial infections from community institutions, a broad spectrum of 70 surfaces was sampled for potential bacterial pathogens in the morning and afternoon of one day per week over three consecutive weeks in a large U.S. university. Surfaces included …

Prevalence of Community Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in High School Wrestling Environments

January 11, 2010

Abstract Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was predominantly a hospital-acquired organism; recently, however, community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) has been causing outbreaks in otherwise healthy individuals involved in athletics.  As such, CA-MRSA is of emerging concern to sanitarians and public health officials. Secondary school athletic trainers and student …