Outbreaks of Infection Caused by Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Canadian Correctional Facility
作者: Cheryl L MainPadman JayaratneAllan HaleyCandy RutherfordFiona SmaillDavid N Fisman
作者单位: 1Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
3City of Hamilton Public Health and Community Services Department, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
4Drexel University School of Public Health, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,, USA
刊名: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, 2005, Vol.16 (6)
来源数据库: Hindawi Journal
DOI: 10.1155/2005/698181
原始语种摘要: BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been identified in prison settings in the United States. The present study investigated two clusters of skin and soft tissue infection caused by community-acquired (CA) MRSA in a correctional facility in southern Ontario. METHODS: Outbreak investigations were conducted by the responsible public health authority. Strain relatedness was assessed through comparison of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and antibiograms. RESULTS: Two distinct outbreaks of CAMRSA-associated disease occurred in 2002 and 2004. Most patients presented with abscesses in the lower extremities. All isolates had identical DNA banding patterns on pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. One-half of the affected inmates resided in a cellblock with one other...
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  • responsible 负责的
  • facility 设备
  • resistant 耐久的
  • relatedness 关联性
  • infection 感染
  • affected 受了影响的
  • inmate 居民
  • present 出席的
  • authority 权威
  • elsewhere 在别处