Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in emergency department personnel.

@article{Suffoletto2008PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in emergency department personnel.},
  author={Brian Suffoletto and Eliot H Cannon and Kaveh Ilkhanipour and Donald Yealy},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={529-33}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Nasal colonization with Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can precede infection in patients and contacts. Although general population S aureus/MRSA rates are well described, the prevalence of S aureus and MRSA nasal colonization in emergency department health care workers is not defined. We seek to determine the prevalence of S aureus and MRSA nasal colonization among ED health care workers without evidence of an active site of… CONTINUE READING

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