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OBJECTIVES The study objectives were to describe an outbreak of skin infections in school settings, caused by Staphylococcus aureus carrying Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes (Sa PVL(+)), over a 2-year period. Nasal colonization prevalence was assessed in families where new skin infections occurred, despite a prevention and control strategy. PATIENTS AND(More)
OBJECTIVES An outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) carrying the gene coding for Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) skin infections in a primary school was investigated and monitored in the Val-d'Oise region (Greater Paris) in 2006. PATIENTS AND METHODS Skin infections reported after the beginning of the school year in primary-school teachers, students(More)
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