Scientific article

Transmission inter- et intrahospitalière de staphylocoques dores résistants à la méticilline

Published inSchweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, vol. 127, no. 12, p. 471-478
Publication date1997

Occurrence and spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a major problem worldwide. The majority of hospitals in Switzerland have not so far been affected by this epidemic. We report two out-breaks of MRSA transmission in the surgical intensive care unit at the University Hospital of Geneva and show the possible inter- and intrahospital dissemination of MRSA. Evidence for cross-infection is confirmed by epidemiological investigation and molecular typing. Infection control measures and general precautions are necessary to halt further spread of MRSA.

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cross Infection
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Disease Transmission, Infectious
  • Drug Resistance, Multiple
  • Female
  • Hospitals, University
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methicillin Resistance
  • Middle Aged
  • Staphylococcal Infections/epidemiology/ microbiology/transmission
  • Staphylococcus aureus/ drug effects
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
Citation (ISO format)
HARBARTH, Stéphan Juergen et al. Transmission inter- et intrahospitalière de staphylocoques dores résistants à la méticilline. In: Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, 1997, vol. 127, n° 12, p. 471–478.
ISSN of the journal0036-7672

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