Outbreak Of MRSA In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Of A Tertiary Care Hospital – Transmission From Nursing Personnel
Dr. Saritha Kamath,
Dept. of Microbiology,
Kasturba Medical College,
kight house hill road, Mangalore - 575001, Karnataka.
Ph : 9845656967, Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Objective: To investigate an outbreak of methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a tertiary care hospital.
Setting: Level III NICU in a tertiary care centre.
Cases: Four neonates in the NICU were identified to have MRSA infections. The hospital surveillance services identified four more additional neonates who were colonized with MRSA.
Source: Two nursing personnel were traced to be nasal MRSA carriers.
Interventions: Strict adherence to infection control practices along with initiation of mupirocin therapy. Surveillance cultures performed at regular intervals.
Conclusion: Stringent infection control regulations help to prevent and control MRSA outbreaks.