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Title: Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nursing homes: a cross-sectional study
Authors: Hoefnagels-Schuermans, Annette ×
Niclaes, Luc
Buntinx, Frank
Suetens, Carl
Jans, Beatrice
Verhaegen, Jan
Van Eldere, Johan #
Issue Date: Sep-2002
Series Title: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology vol:23 issue:9 pages:546-9
Abstract: A cross-sectional study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage in 2,857 nursing home residents showed an overall prevalence of 4.9%. The three clones identified by genetic analysis were identical to those in the acute care facilities; only their relative prevalence differed. Clone 2 took epidemic proportions in five of these nursing homes.
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ISSN: 0899-823X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hospital Hygiene (-)
Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
Academic Center for General Practice
Laboratory for Experimental and Clinical Microbiology (-)
× corresponding author
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