Nasal carriage of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among healthy population of Kashmir, India.

@article{Fomda2014NasalCO,
  title={Nasal carriage of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among healthy population of Kashmir, India.},
  author={Bashir Ahmad Fomda and Manzoor Ahmad Thokar and Amer Khan and Javaid Ahmed Bhat and Danish Zahoor and Gulnaz Bashir and Aaqib Majid and Pallab Ray},
  journal={Indian journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={39-43}
}
BACKGROUND Nasal colonisation with community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is being increasingly reported, especially in places where people are in close contact and where hygiene is compromised. The aim of this study was to find out prevalence of methicillin resistant S.aureus (MRSA) colonising anterior nares of healthy subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nasal swabs of healthy subjects were collected aseptically and cultured using standard microbiological… CONTINUE READING