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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Jun;27(6):636-7. Epub 2006 May 25.

Father-to-infant transmission of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit.

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Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. jaffar.tawfiq@aramco.com

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is increasingly being recognized as a cause of community-acquired infection. Its transmission in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) has reportedly been linked to a few cases of community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) infection. Here, I describe a case of CA-MRSA transmission from a father to his child in a NICU. Recognition that CA-MRSA may be transmitted in a hospital setting raises important issues for MRSA infection control and treatment options.

PMID:
16755488
DOI:
10.1086/505097
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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