Modeling the Spread of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Nursing Homes for Elderly

  title={Modeling the Spread of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Nursing Homes for Elderly},
  author={Farida Chamchod and Shigui Ruan},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is endemic in many hospital settings, including nursing homes. It is an important nosocomial pathogen that causes mortality and an economic burden to patients, hospitals, and the community. The epidemiology of the bacteria in nursing homes is both hospital- and community-like. Transmission occurs via hands of health care workers (HCWs) and direct contacts among residents during social activities. In this work, mathematical modeling in both… CONTINUE READING
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