Nasal carriage rate and molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among medical students at a Taiwanese university

International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 08/09/2012

As in the general population, less than 5% of medical students in northern Taiwan harbored MRSA, categorized as community strains, in their nares. The carriage of MRSA was not affected by clinical exposure in the hospital for 1–2 years.

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