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  1. Recurrent epidemics caused by a single strain of erythromycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus : the importance of molecular epidemiology.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective.-To compare the accuracy of clinical epidemiologic findings with results of molecular epidemiologic analysis in identifying the source of recurrent epidemics of erythromycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (ERSA) infections in a well-baby nursery.

    Design.-Epidemic investigations with retrospective and prospective microbiological surveillance.

    Staphylococcus aureus isolates were evaluated by plasmid analysis and genotyping.

    Setting.-A well-baby nursery in a 700-bed university teaching hospital with approximately 250 deliveries per month.

    Patients.-Newborn infants who developed ERSA infections during 1990 and 1991.

    Intervention.-Traditional infection control measures, including cohorting of infected infants and hand washing, were implemented.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Bactériose, Epidémiologie, Exploration, Homme, Exploration microbiologique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Bacteriosis, Epidemiology, Exploration, Human, Microbiological investigation

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0661027

    Code Inist : 002A05B14. Création : 199406.