Implementing a Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Search and Destroy Policy at the Largest University Medical Center in the Netherlands

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methods. Outbreak control was accomplished by the use of active surveillance cultures for persons at risk, by the preemptive isolation of patients at risk, and by the strict isolation of known MRSA carriers and the eradication of MRSA carriage. For unexpected cases of MRSA colonization or infection, patients placed in strict isolation or contact isolation… (More)

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