Foreign Adopted Children Are a Source of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Transmission to Countries With Low Prevalence
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 06/07/2012
Hagleitner MM et al. – The authors report a 13.0% prevalence rate of methicillin–resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriers in foreign adopted children, who are frequently hospitalized within the first year after arrival. Hospitalization in the country of origin and special need status are no significant risk factors for MRSA colonization. Healthcare workers are overrepresented among their adoptive parents.