Increased EMRSA-15 health-care worker colonization demonstrated in retrospective review of EMRSA hospital outbreaks

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Hart, Julie; Christiansen, Keryn J; Lee, Rosie; Heath, Christopher H; Coombs, Geoffrey W; Robinson, J Owen;
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Journal: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control,volume 3,pages7-7 (issn: 2047-2994, eissn: 2047-2994)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3944736, doi: 10.1186/2047-2994-3-7
  • Subject: Aus2/3-EMRSA | Outbreak | Health care workers | Research | Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus | EMRSA-15
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Background Health care worker (HCW) colonization with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a documented cause of hospital outbreaks and contributes to ongoing transmission. At Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) it had been anecdotally noted that the increasing ... View more
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