Transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among hospital staff in a German trauma centre: a problem without a current solution?

@article{Kamiski2007TransmissionOM,
  title={Transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among hospital staff in a German trauma centre: a problem without a current solution?},
  author={Andrzej Kamiński and Juergen Kammler and Mark R. Wick and Gustav Muhr and Fritz Kutscha-Lissberg},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2007},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={
          642-5
        }
}
Between October 2001 and February 2002, 324 healthcare workers were screened for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by nose and throat swabs. A positive finding led to activation of a standardised control programme for the affected person who was immediately excluded from work. Family members of those who were MRSA-positive were offered screening free of charge. An eradication programme was carried out in the permanent carriers. MRSA was found in 17 (5.3%) healthcare workers, 11… CONTINUE READING

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