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Epidemiology of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aures Skin Infections Among Healthcare Workers in an Outpatient Clinic

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 June 2016

Cecilia P. Johnston
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Lisa Cooper
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
William Ruby
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Karen C. Carroll
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Sara E. Cosgrove
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Trish M. Perl
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
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Abstract

We describe an investigation of soft-tissue infections caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) strains in 2 healthcare workers employed in an outpatient clinic for patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Cultures of environmental samples from multiple surfaces in the clinic grew toxin-producing CA-MRSA strains, suggesting fomites may play a role in the transmission of these strains of MRSA.

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