A new study has found that in order to reduce infection rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, health care facilities should aggressively screen workers, along with taking other measures. "Poor infection control practices were implicated in both acquisition and transmission of MRSA by personnel, but even good adherence to infection control -- including masks and hand hygiene -- did not entirely prevent transmission of MRSA from heavily colonized staff to patients," the study authors wrote.

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