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Predicting high prevalence of community methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in nursing homes.

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https://doi.org/10.1086/669519Creative Commons 'BY' version 4.0 license
Abstract

We assessed characteristics associated with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) carriage among residents of 22 nursing homes. Of MRSA-positive swabs, 25% (208/824) were positive for CA-MRSA. Median facility CA-MRSA percentage was 22% (range, 0%-44%). In multivariate models, carriage was associated with age less than 65 years (odds ratio, 1.2; P<.001) and Hispanic ethnicity (odds ratio, 1.2; P=.006). Interventions are needed to target CA-MRSA.

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