Infection Prevention in Aging Research Group

Past Projects

Body Site Colonization and Strain Variation in Nursing Home Residents with a New Acquisition of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Despite the fact that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the most common antibiotic-resistant organism (ARO) studied, there remain few prospective studies that document sites and strains of new acquisition among nursing home residents. We will assess multiple body site carriage dynamics and genotype diversity among high-risk nursing home residents who newly acquire MRSA colonization.