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Nasal Carriage of Methicillin‐Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Among Hospital Staff and Outpatients
Salih Cesur , MD and Fügen Çokça , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 25, No. 2 (February 2004), pp. 169-171
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/502371
Page Count: 15
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ABSTRACT This study sought to determine the rate of nasal methicillin‐ resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage among hospital staff and outpatients. Nasal swabs were obtained from 500 outpatients and 500 hospital staff. Hospital staff were 2.3‐fold more likely to carry MRSA than were outpatients (6% vs 2.6%, P=.013).
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