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Increase in a Dutch Hospital of Methicillin-Resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Related to Animal Farming

Miranda Maria Lucia van Rijen, Peter H. Van Keulen and Jan A. Kluytmans

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 2, pages 261-263
Published in print January 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/524672
Increase in a Dutch Hospital of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Related to Animal Farming

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In The Netherlands, patients exposed to pigs or veal calves were recently shown to be at high risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage. In Amphia Hospital (Breda, The Netherlands), 32% of patients in this risk group were shown to carry MRSA. This resulted in a 3-fold increase in the annual MRSA incidence.

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

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