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Zero tolerance for healthcare-associated MRSA bacteraemia: is it realistic?

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BACKGROUND: The term 'zero tolerance' has recently been applied to healthcare-associated infections, implying that such events are always preventable. This may not be the case for healthcare-associated infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia. METHODS: We combined information from an epidemiological investigation and bacterial whole-genome sequencing to evaluate a cluster of five MRSA bacteraemia episodes in four patients in a specialist hepatology uni...

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10.1093/jac/dku128

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Journal:
Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
Volume:
69
Issue:
8
Pages:
2238-2245
Publication date:
2014-08-01
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EISSN:
1460-2091
ISSN:
0305-7453
Source identifiers:
463306

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