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Volume 14, Number 11—November 2008


Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Beauty Salon, the Netherlands

Xander W. HuijsdensComments to Author , Maria Janssen, Nicole H.M. Renders, Alexander Leenders, Paul van Wijk, Marga G. van Santen-Verheuvel, Jolanda Koel van-Driel, and Gabriella Morroy
Author affiliations: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (X.W. Huijsdens, M.G. van Santen-Verheuvel); Jeroen Bosch Hospital, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands (M. Janssen, N.H.M. Renders, A. Leenders, P. van Wijk); De Gemeenschappelijke Gezondheidsdienst Hart voor Brabant, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (P. van Wijk, J.K. van Driel, G. Morroy);

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Characteristics of MRSA outbreak related to a beauty salon, the Netherlands*

Case no. Case-patient Age, y Gender Type of infection Site of infection Date of first positive MRSA culture MRSA sample test results
1 Beautician, index 21 F Abscess Leg, buttock, groin 2005 Jul W+
2 Customer no. 1† 36 F Abscess Breast 2006 Mar W+
3 Customer no. 2 29 F Boils, abscess Genitals 2006 Jul N+, T+, P+, W+

*MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; W, wound; N, nose; T, throat; P, perineum; +, positive.

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