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I work at a 1500 bed correctional institution.
The health care department is all worried about MRSA.
They came in with bleach and "Comet."
I believe that our Quat cleaner is enough.
Please let me know the best way to deal with MRSA in an institutional situation.
A quat or bleach, used daily on commonly touched surfaces, will aid in the prevention of cross contamination.
Abrasive cleansers can damage surfaces, making their cleaning and disinfection more difficult. I would avoid their use.
Again, we should stress that simple hand washing and proper personal hygiene are the best defenses against any infectious agent, including MRSA.
In a correction facility, which affords opportunity for lots of personal contact in crowded areas, you surely have a valid concern about MRSA, but to use an old expression, “Let’s not panic!”
Staph is very common in the healthy community. It has been around for a long, long time and is carried by … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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