Demonstration of mother-to-infant transmission ofStaphylococcus aureus by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis

We assessed mother-to-infant transmission ofStaphylococcus aureus. Anterior nares swabs of 466 pregnant women, vaginal swabs of 305 of these women and anterior nares swabs of 305 6-day-old infants were examined for the presence ofS. aureus. The results showed that 7.5% of the vaginal swabs from the pregnant women and 10.1% of the anterior nares swabs from… (More)