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Review urges aggressive MRSA screening for health workers

Washington Post, April 22, 2008

New research shows that in hospitals and other healthcare facilities with MRSA, aggressive screening of healthcare workers should be combined with other measures to help reduce infection rates. The study’s authors looked at data from 169 studies of 33,318 healthcare workers in 37 countries, and found that 4.6 percent of the workers carried MRSA and, of these, 5.1 percent had clinical MRSA infections.