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Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Carriage of Panton‐Valentine Leukocidin–Positive Methicillin‐Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Among Residents and Staff of a German Nursing Home
Ulla Raab , PhD, MPH, Dagmar Kahlau , MD, Florian Wagenlehner , MD, Udo Reischl , PhD, Vera Ehrenstein , MPH, Norbert Lehn , MD, Christiane Höller , MD and Hans‐Jörg Linde , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 27, No. 2 (February 2006), pp. 208-211
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/500629
Page Count: 4
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The aims of this cross‐sectional study were to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for carriage of Panton‐Valentine leukocidin–producing methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (PVL‐MRSA) in residents and personnel of a nursing home in Germany. In this study, PVL‐MRSA carriage status among nursing home residents was associated with risk factors reflecting their dependence on nursing care. No specific risk factors were detected among staff.
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