Control of a hospital outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections: value of an isolation unit.

@article{Shanson1985ControlOA,
  title={Control of a hospital outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections: value of an isolation unit.},
  author={Dr D. C. Shanson and Duncan Johnstone and Jennifer Midgley},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={1985},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={285-92}
}
An outbreak of methicillin- and gentamicin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections started in a university hospital after a patient, who was not known to be colonized, was admitted. During a 3-month period 15 surgical or geriatric patients and five staff were found to be infected or colonized by the epidemic strain in five surgical/orthopaedic wards, a geriatric ward, the intensive care unit and the isolation unit. Difficulties in controlling the outbreak arose when two patients who… CONTINUE READING