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Staphylococcus aureus Colonization Among Healthcare Workers at a Tertiary Care Hospital

  • Cecilia P. Johnston (a1), Amy K. Stokes (a2), Tracy Ross (a3), Mian Cai (a3), Karen C. Carroll (a3), Sara E. Cosgrove (a1) (a2) and Trish M. Perl (a1) (a2)...

Abstract

We describe the epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus colonization among 200 healthcare workers. The prevalence of S. aureus was 28%, and the prevalence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) was 2%. The incidence of MRSA colonization was extremely low. This study suggests that the risk of MRSA transmission to healthcare workers is low in a hospital where MRSA is endemic.

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Mercy Medical Center, 301 St. Paul Place, Department of Medicine Office, Room 300, Tower Building, Baltimore, MD 21202 (cecilia.johnston@gmail.com)

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Staphylococcus aureus Colonization Among Healthcare Workers at a Tertiary Care Hospital

  • Cecilia P. Johnston (a1), Amy K. Stokes (a2), Tracy Ross (a3), Mian Cai (a3), Karen C. Carroll (a3), Sara E. Cosgrove (a1) (a2) and Trish M. Perl (a1) (a2)...

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