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Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Jun;11(6):962-5.

Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Switzerland.

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University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland. stephan.harbarth@hcuge.ch

Abstract

Two case-control studies evaluated the prevalence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) carriage at hospital admission and characteristics of patients with CA-MRSA. Among 14,253 patients, CA-MRSA prevalence was 0.9/1,000 admissions. Although 5 CA-MRSA isolates contained Panton-Valentine leukocidin, only 1 patient had a previous skin infection. No easily modifiable risk factor for CA-MRSA was identified.

PMID:
15963298
PMCID:
PMC3367580
DOI:
10.3201/eid1106.041308
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