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For Infection Control Professionals – Infection Control References


Skov R, Christiansen K, Dancer SJ, Daum RS, Dryden M, Huang YC, Lowy FD. Update on the prevention and control of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). Int J Antimicrob Agents 2012 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Miller LG, Eells SJ, Taylor AR, David MZ, Ortiz N, Zychowski D, Kumar N, Cruz D, Boyle-Vavra S, Daum RS. Staphylococcus aureus Colonization Among Household Contacts Of Patients With Skin Infections: Risk Factors, Strain Discordance, and Complex Ecology. Accepted for publication to Clinical Infectious Diseases, January 2012.


Sexton JD, Reynolds KA. Exposure of emergency medical responders to methicillin-resistant Staphyolococcus aureus. American Journal of Infection Control 2010;38(5):368-373.

Macario E, Daum RS, Eells SJ, Miller LG. Using cognitive interviews to refine a household contacts survey on the epidemiology of community-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Infection Prevention 2010;11(2):44-48.


Scott E, Duty S, Callahan M.  A pilot study to isolate Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S aureus from environmental surfaces in the home.  Am J Infect Control 2008;36:458-460.


Johansson PJH, Gustafsson EB, Ringberg H.  High prevalence of MRSA in household contacts.  Scand J Infect Dis 2007;39:764-768.


Huang R, Mehta S, Weed D, Price CS.  Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus survival on hospital fomites.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2006;27:1267-1269.

Ho PL, Cheung C, Mak GC, Tse CW, Ng TK, Cheung CH, Que TL, Lam R, Lai WM, Yung RW, Yuen KY.  Molecular epidemiology and household transmission of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Hong Kong. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2006;57:145-151.

Noyce JO, Michels H, Keevil CW.  Potential use of copper surfaces to reduce survival of epidemic meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the healthcare environment.  J Hosp Infect 2006;63:289-297.

Weese JS, Dick H, Willey BM, McGreer A, Kreiswirth BN, Innis B, Low DE.  Suspected transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus between domestic pets and humans in veterinary clinics and in the household.  Vet Microbiol 2006;115:148-155. 


Eveillard M, Martin Y, Hidri N, Boussougant Y, Joly-Guillou M.  Carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among hospital employees: prevalence, duration, and transmission to households.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2004;25:114-120.


Calfee DP, Durbin LJ, Germanson TP, Toney DM, Smith EB, Farr BM.  Spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among household contacts of individuals with nosocomially acquired MRSA.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2003;24:422-426. 

Manian FA.  Asymptomatic nasal carriage of mupiricin-resistant, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a pet dog associated with MRSA infection in household contacts.  Clin Infect Dis 2003;36:e26-e28.


Brooks SE, Walczak MA, Hameed R, Coonan P.  Chlorhexidine resistance in antibiotic-resistant bacteria isolated from the surfaces of dispensers of soap containing chlorhexidine.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2002;23:692-695.


Mitsuda T, Arai K, Ibe M, Imagawa T, Tonomo N, Yokota S.  The influence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriers in a nursery and transmission of MRSA to their households.  J Hosp Infect 1999;42:45-51.