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Frequent undetected MRSA ward-based transmission linked to patient sharing between hospitals

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Background: Recent evidence suggests hospital transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is uncommon in UK centers that have implemented sustained infection control programmes. We investigated whether a healthcare-network analysis could shed light on transmission paths currently sustaining MRSA levels in UK hospitals.

Methods: A cross-sectional observational study was performed in two NHS hospital groups and a general district hospital in South-East London. A...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/cid/cix901

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Name:
National Institutes for Health Research
Funding agency for:
Edgeworth, JD
Grant:
G0601617
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Name:
Medical Research Council
Funding agency for:
Preston, MD
Clark, TG
Grant:
MR/K000551/1
MR/N010469/1
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Name:
National Institute for Health Research
Grant:
RJ112/N027
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Name:
National Institute for Health Research
Funding agency for:
Otter, JA
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Clinical Infectious Diseases More from this journal
Volume:
66
Issue:
6
Pages:
840–848
Publication date:
2017-10-31
Acceptance date:
2017-06-23
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
Pubs id:
pubs:742210
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uuid:09e27af2-148a-4146-82cf-d556b01dc4a8
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pubs:742210
Source identifiers:
742210
Deposit date:
2017-11-01

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