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Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by hospital staff in north Jordan

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dc.contributor.author Na'was, T.
dc.contributor.author Fakhoury, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-14T14:17:22Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-14T14:17:22Z
dc.date.copyright 1991
dc.identifier.issn 0195-6701 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3569
dc.description.abstract The nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was detected in 550 hospital staff members of four hospitals in north Jordan. Of the 109 (19·8%) individuals tested who were nasal carriers of S. aureus, only 32 (5·8%) were found to be carriers of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The carriers were four doctors, 23 nurses, three laboratory technicians, one maid and an administrator. It was noted that 25 (78·1%) of these carriers were in constant contact with patients in operating theatres, surgical wards or intensive care units. It was not clear whether the carriers were short- or long-term carriers, or whether they were persistent sources of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Decontamination of these carriers was considered among other control measures to avoid the dangerous outcome of hospital outbreaks caused by this potential pathogen. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by hospital staff in north Jordan en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198029370 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Hospital Infection en_US
dc.journal.volume 17 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 223-229 en_US
dc.keywords Staphylococcus aureus en_US
dc.keywords Methicillin resistance en_US
dc.keywords Nasal colonization en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0195-6701(91)90234-Y en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Na'Was, T., & Fakhoury, J. (1991). Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by hospital staff in north Jordan. Journal of Hospital Infection, 17(3), 223-229. en_US
dc.author.email tnawas@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/019567019190234Y


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