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J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Sep;52(9):3422-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01190-14. Epub 2014 Jun 23.

Hand and nasal carriage of discordant Staphylococcus aureus isolates among urban jail detainees.

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1
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA mdavid@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu.
2
Parkland Hospital and Health System, Dallas, Texas, USA University of Texas-Southwestern, Dallas, Texas, USA.
3
Parkland Hospital and Health System, Dallas, Texas, USA.
4
Infectious Disease Data and Prevention Group, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas, USA.
5
Division of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA.
6
Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Abstract

In 928 Dallas County Jail detainees, nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus was found in 32.8% (26.5% methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus [MSSA] and 6.3% methicillin-resistant S. aureus [MRSA]), and hand carriage was found in 24.9% (20.7% MSSA and 4.1% MRSA). Among MRSA nasal carriers, 41% had hand MRSA carriage; 29% with hand MRSA carriage had no nasal S. aureus carriage. The prevalence of carriage was not associated with duration of the jail stay up to 180 days.

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24958796
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PMC4313174
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.01190-14
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