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MDRO carriage ‘extensive’ in interconnected facilities

MDRO carriage ‘extensive’ in interconnected facilities
October 9, 2017

SAN DIEGO — Carriage of multidrug-resistant organisms, or MDROs, is widespread in nursing homes and long-term acute care facilities that are part of an interconnected network in Orange County, California — even rivaling carriage rates found among hospitalized patients on contact precautions, according to new research.

Susan S. Huang, MD, MPH, medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention at the University of California, Irvine, presented the findings during the SHEA featured oral abstract at IDWeek.

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