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Table 2 Detection of S. capitis NRCS-A on 9 locations of 16 incubators, before and after a disinfection procedure using disinfectant immersion bath

From: Sources and reservoirs of Staphylococcus capitis NRCS-A inside a NICU

  N° of incubator
  Sites of sampling 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Before disinfection Button “alarm off” + + +
Handle 1 + +
Handle 2 + + + + + + +
Handle 3 + + + + +
Handle 4 + + + + + +
Window + + + + + + +
Interstices around the scale + + + + + + + + + + + +
Underside of the scale + + + + + + + + +
Mattress + + + + + + + + + + + +
  Total positive samples (n) 6 2 3 5 5 3 6 3 5 2 2 5 5 2 3 6
After disinfection Button “alarm off”
Handle 1 +
Handle 2 +
Handle 3
Handle 4 + +
Window +
Interstices around the scale + + + +
Underside of the scale +
Mattress + + + + + +
  Total positive samples (n) 2 0 6 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1