Patients who move between hospitals spread MRSA, study finds

01/12/2010 | BBC

A Dutch study that reviewed samples of the different strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from 450 European hospitals found that the bug is mainly transmitted by patients who are repeatedly admitted to different hospitals. The finding suggests that in order to break the transmission cycle, doctors should screen the patients who often move between hospitals and health institutions for MRSA, the researchers said.

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