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Nasal Carriage of Methicillin-resistant and Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in Nursing Home Residents in Bolu, Turkey

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183–7
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The rate of methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus decreased in a nursing home population in Turkey after hand-washing education.

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Background: This study aimed (a) to provide information on methicillin-resistant (MRSA) and methicillin-susceptible (MSSA) Staphylococcus aureus colonization ratio in residents of nursing homes; (b) to determine the effect of hand-washing education given to nursing home residents and employees on nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus (NCSA) and (c) to obtain probable risk factors for MRSA colonization of residents in two nursing homes.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013
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