Epidemiology of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infections among healthcare workers in an outpatient clinic

Cecilia P. Johnston, Lisa Cooper, William Ruby, Karen C. Carroll, Sara E. Cosgrove, Trish M. Perl

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Abstract

We describe an investigation of soft-tissue infections caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) strains in 2 Healthcare workers employed in an outpatient clinic for patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Cultures of environmental samples from multiple surfaces in the clinic grew toxin-producing CA-MRSA strains, suggesting fomites may play a role in the transmission of these strains of MRSA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1133-1136
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume27
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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