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Controlling an outbreak of MRSA in the neonatal unit: a steep learning curve
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    • Geraldine Y Ng, Consultant Neonatologist
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      • Marianne Nolan Consultant Microbiologist, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

    We read with interest Laing’s article on controlling an outbreak of MRSA in a neonatal unit. We have also learnt from outbreaks on our neonatal unit. Laing et al talk about cohort nursing for those babies found to be colonised. In our experience it is important to isolate/cohort not just those babies that are MRSA colonised, but also to cohort those babies whom are known contacts, with MRSA swabs repeated weekly. It is i...

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