Late-onset MRSA infections in NICUs jump 308%

07/17/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

The incidence of late-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in U.S. hospital NICUs increased 308% from 1995 to 2004, according to a CDC report. Researchers defined late-onset infection as occurring after 3 days of age. Neonates with the lowest birth weights were most affected, the data showed.

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