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Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Mar;11(3):453-6.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in neonatal intensive care unit.

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Infectious Diseases Unit, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Ramat-Gan, 52621 Israel. gregev@hsph.harvard.edu

Abstract

A neonatal intensive care unit outbreak was caused by a strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus previously found in the community (ST45-MRSA-IV). Fifteen infected neonates were identified, 2 of whom died. This outbreak illustrates how a rare community pathogen can rapidly spread through nosocomial transmission.

PMID:
15757564
PMCID:
PMC3298241
DOI:
10.3201/eid1103.040470
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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