I read here awhile ago about the lengths of time certain organisms can live on non-porous surfaces. And of course now that I want to find it, I haven't!
Anyway, does anyone know for sure how long MRSA and C-diff can survive (and stay viable) this way? Sometimes I wonder about patients who are on isolation for one of them, then their labs say they're clean, so they are OFF isolation...but their rooms haven't been cleaned, just the isolation tags removed. So I wonder what my likelihood of picking it up is??