Bacteriophage P22 and Staphylococcus aureus attenuation on nonporous fomites as determined by plate assay and quantitative PCR

Yoshifumi Masago, Tomoyuki Shibata, Joan B. Rose

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Abstract

Decay rates of bacteriophage P22 and Staphylococcus aureus on six types of common household inanimate surfaces were evaluated based on cultivation and quantitative PCR. A much higher level of inactivation was observed using the plate assay, suggesting that detection of the pathogen genome in samples from fomites does not necessarily imply a health risk to humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5838-5840
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume74
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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