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Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Carriage of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin–Positive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Among Residents and Staff of a German Nursing Home

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The aims of this cross-sectional study were to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for carriage of Panton-Valentine leukocidin–producing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (PVL-MRSA) in residents and personnel of a nursing home in Germany. In this study, PVL-MRSA carriage status among nursing home residents was associated with risk factors reflecting their dependence on nursing care. No specific risk factors were detected among staff.

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Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Universität Regensburg, Landshuterstr. 22, 93047 Regensburg, Germany (ulla.raab@klinik.uni-regensburg.de)
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