First Outbreak with MRSA in a Danish Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Risk Factors and Control Procedures

@inproceedings{Ramsing2013FirstOW,
  title={First Outbreak with MRSA in a Danish Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Risk Factors and Control Procedures},
  author={Benedicte Grenness Utke Ramsing and Magnus Arpi and Erik Arthur Andersen and Niels Knabe and Dorthe Mogensen and Dorte Buhl and Henrik Westh and Christian {\O}stergaard},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
INTRODUCTION The purpose of the study was to describe demographic and clinical characteristics and outbreak handling of a large methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Denmark June 25(th)-August 8(th) 2008, and to identify risk factors for MRSA transmission. METHODS Data were collected retrospectively from medical records and the Danish Neobase database. All MRSA isolates obtained from neonates, relatives and NICU health care… CONTINUE READING
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