Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in neonatal intensive care unit

Gili Regev-Yochay, Ethan Rubinstein, Asher Barzilai, Yehuda Carmeli, Jacob Kuint, Jerome Etienne, Mira Blech, Gill Smollen, Ayala Maayan-Metzger, Azita Leavitt, Galia Rahav, Nathan Keller

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Abstract

A neonatal intensive care unit outbreak was caused by a strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus previously found in the community (ST45-MRSA-IV). Fifteen infected neonates were identified, 2 of whom died. This outbreak illustrates how a rare community pathogen can rapidly spread through nosocomial transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-456
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

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