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

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Epidemiology
Delivery of Health Care
Skin
Fomites
Infection
Soft Tissue Infections
Virus Diseases
HIV

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Epidemiology of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infections among healthcare workers in an outpatient clinic. / Johnston, Cecilia P.; Cooper, Lisa; Ruby, William; Carroll, Karen C.; Cosgrove, Sara E.; Perl, Trish M.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 27, No. 10, 01.10.2006, p. 1133-1136.

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Johnston, Cecilia P. ; Cooper, Lisa ; Ruby, William ; Carroll, Karen C. ; Cosgrove, Sara E. ; Perl, Trish M. / Epidemiology of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infections among healthcare workers in an outpatient clinic. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2006 ; Vol. 27, No. 10. pp. 1133-1136.
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