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Patient to healthcare personnel transmission of MRSA in the non–intensive care unit setting

  • Gita Nadimpalli (a1), Lyndsay M. O’Hara (a1), Lisa Pineles (a1), Karly Lebherz (a2), J. Kristie Johnson (a1) (a3), David P. Calfee (a4), Loren G. Miller (a5), Daniel J. Morgan (a1) and Anthony D. Harris (a1)...

Abstract

The transmission rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to gloves or gowns of healthcare personnel (HCP) caring for MRSA patients in a non–intensive care unit setting was 5.4%. Contamination rates were higher among HCP performing direct patient care and when patients had detectable MRSA on their body. These findings may inform risk-based contact precautions.

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Author for correspondence: Dr Anthony Harris, Email: aharris@som.umaryland.edu

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Patient to healthcare personnel transmission of MRSA in the non–intensive care unit setting

  • Gita Nadimpalli (a1), Lyndsay M. O’Hara (a1), Lisa Pineles (a1), Karly Lebherz (a2), J. Kristie Johnson (a1) (a3), David P. Calfee (a4), Loren G. Miller (a5), Daniel J. Morgan (a1) and Anthony D. Harris (a1)...

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