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Jayne and Yamano gratefully acknowledge funding for this study from the Food Security and Productivity Unit of the Productive Sectors Growth and Environment Division, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa, USAID (AFR/SD/PSGE/FSP). Their contribution to the study was conducted under the Food Security II Cooperative Agreement between AID/Global(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of the Xpert MRSA assay (XP) for the detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage upon hospital admission. Nasal swabs were prospectively collected for MRSA screening from 1,891 patients admitted to a teaching hospital. XP results were compared to chromogenic agar culture(More)
Nasal and extra nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is a pre-existing condition that often leads to invasive MRSA infection, as MRSA colonization is associated with a high risk of acquiring MRSA infection during hospital stays. Decolonization may reduce the risk of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in(More)
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