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Abstract

Our objective was to determine the antibiotic susceptibility profiles of Staphylococcus aureus isolates recovered from 110 households of children with community-onset methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infections. Cultures were obtained from household members, household objects, and dogs and ...

Author(s)
Morelli, J. J.; Hogan, P. G.; Sullivan, M. L.; Muenks, C. E.; Wang, J. W.; Thompson, R. M.; Burnham, C. A. D.; Fritz, S. A.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, USA
Citation
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2015, 59, 10, pp 6634-6637
Abstract

Importance: Household environmental surfaces may serve as vectors for the acquisition and spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among household members, although few studies have evaluated which objects are important reservoirs of MRSA. Objectives: To determine the prevalence ...

Author(s)
Fritz, S. A.; Hogan, P. G.; Singh, L. N.; Thompson, R. M.; Wallace, M. A.; Whitney, K.; Al-Zubeidi, D.; Burnham, C. A. D.; Fraser, V. J.
Publisher
American Medical Association, Chicago, USA
Citation
JAMA Pediatrics, 2014, 168, 11, pp 1030-1038