Patient to healthcare personnel transmission of MRSA in the non-intensive care unit setting

Gita Nadimpalli, Lyndsay M. O'Hara, Lisa Pineles, Karly Lebherz, J. Kristie Johnson, David P. Calfee, Loren G. Miller, Daniel J. Morgan, Anthony D. Harris

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Abstract

The transmission rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to gloves or gowns of healthcare personnel (HCP) caring for MRSA patients in a non-intensive care unit setting was 5.4%. Contamination rates were higher among HCP performing direct patient care and when patients had detectable MRSA on their body. These findings may inform risk-based contact precautions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-603
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2020
Externally publishedYes

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