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Transmission of Methicillin‐Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit From a Patient With Community‐Acquired Disease
Christiane Eckhardt , MD, Jesse S. Halvosa , MS, Susan M. Ray , MD and Henry M. Blumberg , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 24, No. 6 (June 2003), pp. 460-461
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/502234
Page Count: 9
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ABSTRACT Methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has traditionally been a nosocomial pathogen. However, several recent studies have noted community‐acquired MRSA among young, healthy patients with no risk factors or healthcare system exposure. We report the transmission of a strain of community‐acquired MRSA in our neonatal intensive care unit.
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