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Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus: Which Sequence Types Do Orthopedic Surgical Healthcare Workers Carry?

  • Inge Skråmm (a1) (a2), Aina Elisabeth Fossum Moen (a1), Kjetil Alm-Kristiansen (a1) and Geir Bukholm (a1)
Abstract

Using sequence typing methods, we found that healthcare workers on our orthopedic surgery unit were persistent carriers of a limited number of sequence types of Staphylococcus aureus for a limited time. Multilocus sequence typing characterized 3 clonal complexes that accounted for more than 80% of the clonal complexes identified.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Akershus University Hospital, N-1478 Lorenskog, Norway (inge.skramm@medisin.uio.no)
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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