International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

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International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

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The influence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriers in a nursery and transmission of MRSA to their households.

The transmission of MRSA from two persistent MRSA-carrier nurses to their household contacts was examined. Two of the nurses’ children were found to be MRSA-positive and one a transient MRSA carrier, leading to the conclusion that healthcare workers may become a source of MRSA infection for their own families as well as for patients. Journal of Hospital Infection 1999;42:45-51.