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A Cluster of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Hospital Security Guards

  • Eleni Patrozou (a1), Kim Reid (a2), Julie Jefferson (a3) (a2) and Leonard A. Mermel (a1) (a2)

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We investigated a cluster of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus soft-tissue infections in 5 security guards employed in a hospital emergency department. An epidemiologic investigation and molecular subtyping of isolates revealed that the source was a patient and that a community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus strain (USA-300) was transmitted to healthcare workers through physical contact.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903 (lmermel@lifespan.org)

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A Cluster of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Hospital Security Guards

  • Eleni Patrozou (a1), Kim Reid (a2), Julie Jefferson (a3) (a2) and Leonard A. Mermel (a1) (a2)

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