Prevalence and risk factors for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage among emergency department workers and bacterial contamination on touch surfaces in Erciyes University Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey

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Oguzkaya-Artan M. , BAYKAN Z. , Artan C. , AVSAROGULLARI L.

AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.15, no.4, pp.1289-1294, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4314/ahs.v15i4.31
  • Title of Journal : AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1289-1294
  • Keywords: Staphylococcus aureus, carriage, risk factors, health care workers, bacterial contamination, HEALTH-CARE WORKERS, MRSA, COLONIZATION


Objective: The aim of this study was to determine Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) nasal carriage among emergency department (ED) workers, and bacterial contamination on hand-touch surfaces at ED.