Family outbreaks of invasive community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection.

Jones TF, Creech CB, Erwin P, Baird SG, Woron AM, Schaffner W
Clin Infect Dis. 2006 42 (9): e76-8

PMID: 16586378 · DOI:10.1086/503265

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.

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Adolescent Adult Anti-Bacterial Agents Community-Acquired Infections Disease Outbreaks Family Female Humans Male Methicillin Resistance Middle Aged Staphylococcal Infections Staphylococcus aureus

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