Family outbreaks of invasive community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Outbreaks of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection within families are unusual. We investigated 2 family clusters of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, including 1 in which a young mother died of fulminant pneumonia. Although surveillance via culture of family contacts of patients with invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection is not currently recommended, such clusters should stimulate reevaluation of preventive measures.
  • Authors

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 16142241
  • Author List

  • Jones TF; Creech CB; Erwin P; Baird SG; Woron AM; Schaffner W
  • Volume

  • 42
  • Issue

  • 9