Remove MRSA from the Air

Numerous studies have established airborne transmission of MRSA. This  is now widely accepted as an additional vector of spread of infection next to hand and surface contamination.

MRSA in the Nose

Airborne MRSA may play a role in MRSA colonisation in the nasal cavity or in respiratory tract MRSA infections. Measures should be taken to prevent the spread of airborne MRSA to control nosocomial MRSA infection in hospitals. Although measures for prevention and control of nosocomial infection with MRSA include hand-washing with antimicrobial agent; wearing a gown gloves, and a mask; and removing MRSA from the nasal vestibule few measure have been established to control airborne bacteria.

Source: Teruo Shiomori et al.  Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001

MRSA in the Air

MRSA can be recovered from hospital air and from environmental surfaces. This poses a potential risk of transmission to patients.

Source: E. Creamer, Journal of Hospital Infection 2014