Acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in contacts of patients newly identified as colonized or infected with MRSA in the immediate postexposure and postdischarge periods.

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The acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) after exposure to patients colonized or infected with MRSA was assessed. Among contacts with complete surveillance screening, the rate of acquisition was 5.7% and was lower in those identified postdischarge (17/683, 2.5%) compared with those tested in the immediate postexposure period (62… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.09.009

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@article{Williams2017AcquisitionOM, title={Acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in contacts of patients newly identified as colonized or infected with MRSA in the immediate postexposure and postdischarge periods.}, author={Victoria R Williams and Sandra Callery and Mary Vearncombe and Andrew E. Simor}, journal={American journal of infection control}, year={2017}, volume={45 3}, pages={295-297} }