Epidemiology and genomics of a slow outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphyloccus aureus (MRSA) in a neonatal intensive care unit: Successful chronic decolonization of MRSA-positive healthcare personnel

Author(s): Quan KA, Sater MRA, Uy C, Clifton-Koeppel R, Dickey LL, Wilson W, Patton P, Chang W, Samuelson P, Lagoudas GK, Allen T, Merchant L, Gannotta R, Bittencourt CE, Soto JC, Evans KD, Blainey PC, Murray J, Shelton D, Lee HS, Zahn M, Wolfe J, Madey K, Yim J, Gohil SK, Grad YH, Huang SSJournal: Infect Control Hosp EpidemiolPMID: 35706396 June 2022
Objective: To describe the genomic analysis and epidemiologic response related to a slow and prolonged methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak.…

Quantifying interhospital patient sharing as a mechanism for infectious disease spread.

Author(s): Huang SS, Avery TR, Song Y, Elkins KR, Nguyen CC, Nutter SK, Nafday AA, Condon CJ, Chang MT, Chrest D, Boos J, Bobashev G, Wheaton W, Frank SA, Platt R, Lipsitch M, Bush RM, Eubank S, Burke DS, Lee BYJournal: Infect Control Hosp EpidemiolPMID: 20874503 November 2010
Assessments of infectious disease spread in hospitals seldom account for interfacility patient sharing. This is particularly important for pathogens with…