Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Switzerland
Published Date:Jun 2005
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 11(6):962-965.
Keywords: Staphylococcus Aureus
Description:Two case-control studies evaluated the prevalence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) carriage at hospital admission and characteristics of patients with CA-MRSA. Among 14,253 patients, CA-MRSA prevalence was 0.9/1,000 admissions. Although 5 CA-MRSA isolates contained Panton-Valentine leukocidin, only 1 patient had a previous skin infection. No easily modifiable risk factor for CA-MRSA was identified.
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