Staphylococcus aureus colonization among healthcare workers at a tertiary care hospital

Cecilia P. Johnston, Amy K. Stokes, Tracy Ross, Mian Cai, Karen C. Carroll, Sara E. Cosgrove, Trish M. Perl

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Abstract

We describe the epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus colonization among 200 healthcare workers. The prevalence of S. aureus was 28%, and the prevalence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) was 2%. The incidence of MRSA colonization was extremely low. This study suggests that the risk of MRSA transmission to healthcare workers is low in a hospital where MRSA is endemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1404-1407
Number of pages4
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume28
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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