Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among surgical unit staff.

@article{Vinodhkumaradithyaa2009NasalCO,
  title={Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among surgical unit staff.},
  author={Arthanareeswaran Vinodhkumaradithyaa and Alagappan Uma and M Shirivasan and I Ananthalakshmi and Palanisamy Nallasivam and Ponniyah Thirumalaikolundusubramanian},
  journal={Japanese journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={62 3},
  pages={228-9}
}
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a problem within healthcare organizations and in the community. The aims of this study were to identify the prevalence of S. aureus in the anterior nares of surgical unit staff, to analyse their antibiogram with special reference to methicillin resistance, and to compare the isolates among surgical unit staff and in relation to the wards where they worked. Sterile swabs were used to collect the samples from the anterior nares of 100… CONTINUE READING

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