- •Floors and shoes are potential sources for dissemination of pathogens.
- •Shoes and wheelchair wheels transferred MRSA from room to room.
- •A benign virus inoculated on the floor disseminated to high-touch surfaces.
- •Studies of floor or shoe disinfection are needed.
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Funding: This work was supported by a Merit Review grant ( CX001848 ) from the Department of Veterans Affairs to C.J.D .
Conflict of Interest: C.J.D has received research grants from Clorox, Pfizer, PDI, and Ecolab. All other authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to this article.