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Introduction / objectives Rapid and accurate detection of MRSA carriage is a key element for therapy and for implementation of measures to prevent onward transmission. Nose is the anatomical site universally recommended for screening. However, other sites are also recommended, especially in countries with low MRSA incidence. Due to the high price of rapid(More)
Methods Ten MRSA isolates recovered during a large outbreak occurring at the Lausanne University Hospital (Switzerland) were characterized using a DNA microarray (StaphyType, Alere Technologies, Germany) that targets approximately 180 genes including several resistance and virulence genes. Each isolate belonged to the South German clone (ST-228-SCCmec I)(More)
Results In November 2010, a first case of VRE was detected in a urine culture. The investigation identified 3 secondary cases in roommates (asymptomatic carriage). A second clinical case was detected in January 2011. Four secondary cases were identified. Both index cases were previously hospitalized in the same regional hospital. All patients transferred(More)
Methods 104/157 NH participated to this randomized controlled study. In participating NH, SP were enforced and residents underwent MRSA screening at study entry, upon (re)admission, and at 12 months. All MRSA carriers in intervention NH underwent a 5-day topical decolonization (nasal mupirocine, chlorhexidine disinfection of skin and pharynx) combined with(More)
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