Epidemiological study of staphylococcal colonization and cross-infection in two West African Hospitals.

@article{Sousa2000EpidemiologicalSO,
  title={Epidemiological study of staphylococcal colonization and cross-infection in two West African Hospitals.},
  author={Marta Aires de Sousa and Ilda Santos Sanches and M L Ferro and Herminia de Lencastre},
  journal={Microbial drug resistance},
  year={2000},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={133-41}
}
Surveillance in two medium-size (250-300 beds) hospitals located in the most populated islands of Cape Verde was undertaken in July 1997 in order to obtain data concerning nasal carriage of staphylococci. Nasal swabs (172) taken from inpatients and health care workers (HCW) from different internment services yielded 68 Staphylococcus aureus and 105 coagulase-negative staphylococcal (CNS) isolates, demonstrating extensive colonization of both inpatients and HCW by S. aureus (carriage rate 41… CONTINUE READING