How to assess the relative importance of different colonization routes of pathogens within hospital settings.

@article{Pelupessy2002HowTA,
  title={How to assess the relative importance of different colonization routes of pathogens within hospital settings.},
  author={Inti Pelupessy and Marc Bonten and O. Diekmann},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2002},
  volume={99 8},
  pages={5601-5}
}
The emergence of antibiotic resistance among nosocomial pathogens has reemphasized the need for effective infection control strategies. The spread of resistant pathogens within hospital settings proceeds along various routes of transmission and is characterized by large fluctuations in prevalence, which are typical for small populations. Identification of the most important route of colonization (exogenous by cross-transmission or endogenous caused by the selective pressure of antibiotics) is… CONTINUE READING