Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 8th, 2006
"Colonization of burn patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is not uncommon, however an outbreak that necessitates closure of a burns unit is relatively rare.
"The objective of this study was to present the experience of a regional adult burns unit where an outbreak of epidemic MRSA-15 (EMRSA-15) took place," scientists in North Ireland report.
According to the authors, "During the studied period, 176 patients were admitted to the unit, 52 with burns, 48 for elective plastic surgery procedures while the...
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