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Clin Infect Dis. 2006 May 1;42(9):e76-8. Epub 2006 Mar 30.

Family outbreaks of invasive community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection.

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Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN 37247, USA. tim.f.jones@state.tn.us

Abstract

Outbreaks of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection within families are unusual. We investigated 2 family clusters of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, including 1 in which a young mother died of fulminant pneumonia. Although surveillance via culture of family contacts of patients with invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection is not currently recommended, such clusters should stimulate reevaluation of preventive measures.

PMID:
16586378
DOI:
10.1086/503265
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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