Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Published Date:Mar 2005
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 11(3):453-456.
Community Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Description:A neonatal intensive care unit outbreak was caused by a strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus previously found in the community (ST45-MRSA-IV). Fifteen infected neonates were identified, 2 of whom died. This outbreak illustrates how a rare community pathogen can rapidly spread through nosocomial transmission.
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