Controlling MRSA

Klotter, Jule
January 2008
Townsend Letter;Jan2008, Issue 294, p22
The article focuses on the key to prevent the spread of Methicillin-Resistant Aureus (MRSA) in the U.S. It is stated that handwashing alone do not stop the spread of infection which is transmitted through direct contact with contaminated objects or infected people. Meanwhile, thousands of hospitals have implemented hand hygiene protocols. However, actively screening for MRSA and using contact isolation measures with contagious patients decrease the number of severe infections.


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