Wherein we ponder vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
No MRSA on Gym Equipment!?!
Modern Torture Devices
Some days when I'm tired, I don't feel like going to the gym. As someone who follows the IC literature, I always had a ready excuse for myself and others if I didn't want to go. Too risky! I don't want to catch MRSA, haven't you read the papers?
So I was depressed when I saw the headline this morning about a new study in AJIC from the University of Florida that found no MSSA and no MRSA on gym equipment surfaces before or after routine cleaning. They sampled 3 gyms (private, high school and university) on 3 separate occasions and obtained 240 samples. They swabbed gyms mats, benches, dumbells, cardio machines and weight machines. Oh well, back to the drawing board...and back to the gym.