Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriers Among Medical Students in A Medical School.

@article{Syafinaz2012StaphylococcusAN,
  title={Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriers Among Medical Students in A Medical School.},
  author={A M Syafinaz and N Z Nur Ain and S N Nadzirahi and J S Fatimah and Ahanjan Shahram and Mansjur Nasir},
  journal={The Medical journal of Malaysia},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={636-8}
}
Staphylococcus aureus is usually considered a colonizer but can result in infections under favourable conditions, especially in the healthcare setting. Healthcare workers can be colonized by S. aureus, and may transmit them to patients under their care. We conducted a cross sectional study to determine the prevalence of S. aureus nasal carriers among medical students in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) (from January to June 2011). Our study involved 209 medical students comprising of 111 and 97… CONTINUE READING