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

Romand, Jaques-André
Frei, R.
Published in Swiss medical weekly. 1997, vol. 127, no. 12, p. 471-478
Abstract 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.
Keywords AdultAgedCross InfectionDisease OutbreaksDisease Transmission, InfectiousDrug Resistance, MultipleFemaleHospitals, UniversityHumansMaleMethicillin ResistanceMiddle AgedStaphylococcal Infections/epidemiology/ microbiology/transmissionStaphylococcus aureus/ drug effectsSwitzerland/epidemiology
PMID: 9148398
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Research groups Epidémiologie et contrôle de la résistance aux antibiotiques (866)
Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
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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. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:9332

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