Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission: the possible importance of unrecognized health care worker carriage.

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BACKGROUND This study was conducted to evaluate the ongoing transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a 10-bed trauma intensive care unit (TICU) in a large teaching hospital. METHODS Surveillance cultures for MRSA were obtained on admission to the TICU. Colonized or infected patients were placed on contact precautions. On… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2007.05.013

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@article{BenDavid2008MethicillinresistantSA, title={Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission: the possible importance of unrecognized health care worker carriage.}, author={Debby Ben-David and Leonard A. Mermel and Steve Parenteau}, journal={American journal of infection control}, year={2008}, volume={36 2}, pages={93-7} }