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An outbreak of non-typeable MRSA within a residential care facility
In a household setting within a residential care facility for visually and intellectually disabled people, a resident (index case) was diagnosed with dermal abscesses caused by a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) which was non-typeable by standard pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. In the process of 'search and destroy', all residents and staff in contact with the index case (a total of 200 people) were screened for MRSA. Five people (three personnel and two residents) carrieddoi:10.2807/ese.14.01.19080-en fatcat:w6jruziocfcwtj4wxgjxizsfxq