Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a university hospital in the Canary Islands.

@article{Montesinos2003EpidemiologyOM,
  title={Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a university hospital in the Canary Islands.},
  author={Isabel Montesinos and Eduardo Salido and Teresa Delgado and Mar{\'i}a Lecuona and Antonio Mur Sierra},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={
          667-72
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To describe the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at a university hospital in Tenerife, Canary Islands, during a 40-month period and to evaluate the effectiveness of the application of control measures. DESIGN Laboratory-based surveillance, medical charts and microbiological records review, and characterization of strains by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) were used to describe the epidemiology. Infection control practices were introduced as… CONTINUE READING

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