Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Switzerland

  title={Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Switzerland},
  author={Stephan Harbarth and Patrice François and Jacques Schrenzel and Carolina Fankhauser-Rodriguez and St{\'e}phane Hugonnet and Thibaud Koessler and Antoine Huyghe and Didier Pittet},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Two case-control studies evaluated the prevalence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) carriage at hospital admission and characteristics of patients with CA-MRSA. Among 14,253 patients, CA-MRSA prevalence was 0.9/1,000 admissions. Although 5 CA-MRSA isolates contained Panton-Valentine leukocidin, only 1 patient had a previous skin infection. No easily modifiable risk factor for CA-MRSA was identified. 

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