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Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Precursor Organisms in Southeastern Michigan

  • Valerie S. Albrecht (a1), Marcus J. Zervos (a2), Keith S. Kaye (a3), Pritish K. Tosh (a1) (a4), Samia Arshad (a2), Kayoko Hayakawa (a3), Alexander J. Kallen (a1), Linda K. McDougal (a1), Brandi M. Limbago (a1) and Alice Y. Guh (a1)...

Abstract

We assessed for vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) precursor organisms in southeastern Michigan, an area known to have VRSA. The prevalence was 2.5% (pSK41-positive methicillin-resistant S. aureus, 2009–2011) and 1.5% (Inc18-positive vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, 2006–2013); Inc18 prevalence significantly decreased after 2009 (3.7% to 0.82%). Risk factors for pSK41 included intravenous vancomycin exposure.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35(12):1531–1534

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Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329 (ggt4@cdc.gov).

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  • Valerie S. Albrecht (a1), Marcus J. Zervos (a2), Keith S. Kaye (a3), Pritish K. Tosh (a1) (a4), Samia Arshad (a2), Kayoko Hayakawa (a3), Alexander J. Kallen (a1), Linda K. McDougal (a1), Brandi M. Limbago (a1) and Alice Y. Guh (a1)...

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