Outbreak of MRSA in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary care hospital - Transmission from nursing personnel

Kamath Saritha

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Objective: To investigate an outbreak of methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a tertiary care hospital. Setting: Level III NICU in a tertiary care centre. Cases: Four neonates in the NICU were identified to have MRSA infections. The hospital surveillance services identified four more additional neonates who were colonized with MRSA. Source: Two nursing personnel were traced to be nasal MRSA carriers. Interventions: Strict adherence to infection control practices along with initiation of mupirocin therapy. Surveillance cultures performed at regular intervals. Conclusion: Stringent infection control regulations help to prevent and control MRSA outbreaks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1510-1512
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15-07-2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Medicine(all)

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