Transmission of Staphylococcus aureus from maternity unit staff members to newborns disclosed through spa typing.


BACKGROUND We observed previously that newborn infants are colonized with Staphylococcus aureus, even if their mothers do not carry S aureus. This observation indicated a cross colonization, and, thus, a risk for nosocomial infection, although the infants are roomed in with their mothers. METHODS The S aureus colonization of infants, their parents, and… (More)


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