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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Feb;35(2):190-3. doi: 10.1086/674860. Epub 2014 Jan 8.

Residential proximity to large numbers of swine in feeding operations is associated with increased risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization at time of hospital admission in rural Iowa veterans.

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Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

Abstract

Among 1,036 patients, residential proximity within 1 mile of large swine facilities was associated with nearly double the risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization at admission (relative risk, 1.8786 [95% confidence interval, 1.0928-3.2289]; P = .0239) and, after controlling for multiple admissions and age, was associated with nearly triple the odds of MRSA colonization (odds ratio, 2.76 [95% confidence interval, 1.2728-5.9875]; P = .0101).

PMID:
24442084
DOI:
10.1086/674860
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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