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Survival of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria artificially applied on the hands.

Authors
  • Gontijo Filho, P P
  • Stumpf, M
  • Cardoso, C L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology
Publication Date
March 1985
Volume
21
Issue
4
Pages
652–653
Identifiers
PMID: 3988907
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We evaluated the survival of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Serratia marcescens, Escherichia coli, and Staphylococcus aureus, derived from either hospitalized patients or culture collections, on the fingertips of human volunteers. Over 99% of the bacteria died within 2 min of the application, and about 10(5) cells remained on the fingers for up to 90 min.

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