Brief report| Volume 40, ISSUE 10, P1008-1009, December 2012

Are gym surfaces reservoirs for Staphylococcus aureus? A point prevalence survey

      We sought to identify staphylococcal contamination of gymnasium surfaces. Various environmental surfaces were cultured at a university fitness center. Ten out of 99 samples yielded Staphylococcus aureus, all of which were methicillin-susceptible. Gym surfaces may be colonized with staphylococci and could play a role in community transmission of staphylococcal species.

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