An outbreak of new, nonmultidrug-resistant, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain (SCCmec type IIIA variant-1) in the neonatal intensive care unit transmitted by a staff member

Michal Stein, Shiri Navon-Venezia, Inna Chmelnitsky, David Kohelet, Orna Schwartz, Orly Agmon, Eli Somekh

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-559
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006

Keywords

  • CA-MRSA
  • NICU
  • Outbreak
  • SCCmec
  • Staphylococcus aureus

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