Prevalence of MRSA ST398 carriage in nursing home residents in an area of Spain with a high density of pig farming

Esteban Reynaga, Carmen Torres, Marian Garcia-Nuñez, Marian Navarro, Anna Vilamala, Emma Puigoriol, Gianni Enrico Lucchetti, Daniella Nunes, Adriana Silva, Miquel Sabrià

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Abstract

© 2017 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. MRSA nasal carriage was detected in 15.7% of 204 residents from 6 nursing homes (NHs) in the Osona region (Barcelona, Spain), and the MRSA-ST398 lineage was identified in 15.6% of MRSA-positive residents and in 2.5% of all NH residents evaluated. Most MRSA-ST398 carriers (4 of 5) had direct or indirect contact with pig farms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-93
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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