Continuous medical education activities; Case No.5

Document Type : Continuous Medical Education Forum (CME from EB)


Medical Microbiology and Immunology department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University. Zagazig University Medical Journal Editor-In-Chief, Microbes and Infectious Diseases Editor-In-Chief


A 500-bed tertiary care hospital has implemented an effective infection control program 3 years ago. According to the line-listing monthly reports, the MRSA healthcare-associated infection (HAI) rate ranged from 3.8 to 12.4% during the last year. However, the MRSA infection rate has dramatically increased from 37.2% to 48.2% in the last 3 months. The infection control committee discussed this event. A decision of designing specific measures was taken to reduce MRSA transmission.


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