Hand and nasal carriage of discordant Staphylococcus aureus isolates among urban jail detainees

Michael Z. David, Jane D. Siegel, Janet Henderson, Greg Leos, Kaming Lo, Jerry Iwuora, Alexis R. Taylor, Diana L. Zychowski, Esmaeil Porsa, Susan Boyle-Vavra, Robert S. Daum

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Abstract

In 928 Dallas County Jail detainees, nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus was found in 32.8% (26.5% methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus [MSSA] and 6.3% methicillin-resistant S. aureus [MRSA]), and hand carriage was found in 24.9% (20.7% MSSA and 4.1% MRSA). Among MRSA nasal carriers, 41% had hand MRSA carriage; 29% with hand MRSA carriage had no nasal S. aureus carriage. The prevalence of carriage was not associated with duration of the jail stay up to 180 days.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3422-3425
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume52
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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David, M. Z., Siegel, J. D., Henderson, J., Leos, G., Lo, K., Iwuora, J., Taylor, A. R., Zychowski, D. L., Porsa, E., Boyle-Vavra, S., & Daum, R. S. (2014). Hand and nasal carriage of discordant Staphylococcus aureus isolates among urban jail detainees. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 52(9), 3422-3425. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01190-14