Prevalence of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus from nose and throat of patients on admission to medical wards of Dr Soetomo hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia

K. Kuntaman, Usman Hadi, Firman Setiawan, Eko Budi Koendori, Musofa Rusli, Dewi Santosaningsih, Juliette Severin, Henri A. Verbrugh

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Abstract

Epidemiological data of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage in Indonesian hospitals are still scarce. These data are required for health management of infectious diseases in order to control hospital MRSA. The carriage rate of MRSA in nose and throat of patients on admission to Dr Soetomo Hospital Surabaya, Indonesia was 8.1% of 643 patients, 5.4% from throat, 3.9% from nose and 1.2% from both sites. Prevalence of MRSA among patients admitted to surgical and non-surgical ward was not different (8.2% and 8.0%, respectively). Although MRSA prevalence in Indonesian hospitals is low compared to many other countries worldwide, appropriate health strategies will be needed to be implemented if this infection is to be controlled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-70
Number of pages5
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Volume47
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Indonesia
  • Medical ward
  • MRSA
  • Nose
  • Prevalence
  • Surgical ward
  • Throat

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