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MRSA risks.

BACTERIA that lead to hospital-acquired infections such as MRSA can survive for weeks on hospital surfaces, research showed today.

United States researchers looked at the ability of the bugs to survive on surfaces such as bed linen, computer keyboards and acrylic fingernails.

The team, from the firm Ecolab in Minnesota, tested two strains of MRSA on the different surfaces.

They found MRSA could survive at detectable levels for eight weeks on the acrylic fingernails and six weeks on computer keyboard covers
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 8, 2005
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