Cory Hafer

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UNLABELLED A methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clone known as ST398 has emerged as a major cause of acute infections in individuals who have close contact with livestock. More recently, the emergence of an animal-independent ST398 methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) clone has been documented in several countries. However, the limited(More)
BACKGROUND Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections are spreading, but the source of infections in non-epidemic settings remains poorly defined. METHODS We carried out a community-based, case-control study investigating socio-demographic risk factors and infectious reservoirs associated with MRSA infections.(More)
Staphylococcus aureus infections continue to pose a global public health problem. Frequently, this epidemic is driven by the successful spread of single S. aureus clones within a geographic region, but international travel has been recognized as a potential risk factor for S. aureus infections. To study the molecular epidemiology of S. aureus infections in(More)
BACKGROUND The household is a recognized community reservoir for Staphylococcus aureus. This study investigated potential risk factors for intra-household S. aureus transmission, including the contribution of environmental contamination. METHODS We investigated intra-household S. aureus transmission using a sample of multiple member households from a(More)
Community-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission in households of infected cases: a pooled analysis of primary data from three studies across international settings Abstract Diverse strain types of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cause infections in community settings worldwide. To examine heterogeneity of(More)
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