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Stool Colonization of Healthcare Workers With Selected Resistant Bacteria

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015


We examined the carriage of selected resistant bacteria in the stools of healthcare workers who provided direct patient care. Neither vancomycin-resistant enterococci, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, nor Clostridium difficile was recovered from the 55 stool specimens collected. A ceftazidime-resistant Citrobacter freundii was isolated from one specimen. We conclude that the stool of healthcare workers is colonized infrequently with these resistant organisms

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 1998

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