A methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain was recovered in a neonatal intensive care unit from 3 blood and 3 sputum specimens with antibiotic susceptibility profile characteristic of community-acquired MRSA. Epidemiologic survey resulted in isolation of an identical strain from the nares of one nurse. All isolates carried a new SCCmec type IIIA variant. Treatment of the nurse with topical mupirocin resulted in cessation of the outbreak.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal|
|State||Published - Jun 2006|
- Staphylococcus aureus