Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in school children without identifiable risk factors in northern Taiwan

Yhu Chering Huang, Lin Hui Su, Chih Jung Chen, Tzou Yien Lin

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Abstract

In a nasal culture survey of school children, 5 (1.9%) of 262 school children and 18 (13%) of 137 health care workers (HCWs) were colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). One common genotype accounted for most isolates from the school children and from the HCWs. Based on genotyping, MRSA strains circulating in the community in Taiwan were similar to the hospital strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-278
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Community
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Nasal carriage
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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