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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research|
|Publication status||Published - 15-07-2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Biochemistry