Carriage and Genetic Diversity of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus among Patients and Healthcare Workers in a Serbian University Hospital

@inproceedings{irkovi2015CarriageAG,
  title={Carriage and Genetic Diversity of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus among Patients and Healthcare Workers in a Serbian University Hospital},
  author={Ivana {\'C}irkovi{\'c} and Srdjan Stepanovi{\'c} and Robert Skov and Jasmina Trajkovic and Anita Grgurevic and Anders Rhod Larsen and Herminia de Lencastre},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVES There is a paucity of data on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) epidemiology among Balkan countries. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of nasal and pharyngeal carriages and diversity of MRSA among patients and healthcare workers (HCWs) in the major referral centre in Serbia, and to evaluate performance of three different media for MRSA screening. METHODS Nasal and pharyngeal swabs were obtained from 195 patients and 105 HCWs in Emergency… CONTINUE READING
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