Whole-genome sequencing revealed the spread of MRSA strains among patients, health care workers and the environment, including within — and even between — ICUs, according to findings in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Date: June 15, 2020

Source: Healio.com

Author: Caitlyn Stulpin

Excerpt: “For pathogens such as MRSA, hospitals may choose to place patients colonized or infected with this pathogen on contact precautions. HCWs wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when caring for a patient on contact precautions to prevent self-contamination. However, there can be errors in the donning and doffing of PPE, and these errors could impact subsequent HCW contamination.”

Link: https://www.healio.com/news/infectious-disease/20200611/genomic-sequencing-reveals-mrsa-spread-within-between-icus