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Family Outbreaks of Invasive Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Infection

Timothy F. Jones, C. Buddy Creech, Paul Erwin, Susan G. Baird, Amy M. Woron and William Schaffner

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 42, issue 9, pages e76-e78
Published in print May 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/503265
Family Outbreaks of Invasive Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection

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Outbreaks of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection within families are unusual. We investigated 2 family clusters of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, including 1 in which a young mother died of fulminant pneumonia. Although surveillance via culture of family contacts of patients with invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection is not currently recommended, such clusters should stimulate reevaluation of preventive measures.

Journal Article.  2334 words. 

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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