Surveillance swabbing for MRSA on neonatal intensive care units – is weekly nasal swabbing the best option
Journal of Infection Prevention, 07/09/2012
Duffy D et al. – Eighty five per cent of colonised infants would be detected by weekly nasal swabs and by swabbing suspected infected sites. Groin swabs detect a small number of bigger mature babies who are discharged before two weeks of age.