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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:12, December, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 1467-1474

Screening of Nasal MRSA Carriage among Health Care Workers at a Tertiary Care Centre in Chhattisgarh at Rajnandgaon District
Kausar Rawani and Siddharth Pimpalkar*
Dept. of Microbiology, Govt. Medical College, Rajnandgaon (C.G.), India
*Corresponding author

Staphylococcus aureus is recognised as an epidemiologically important nosocomial pathogen. Staphylococcal infections are frequent in hospitalised patients despite antibiotic therapy (e.g. MRSA) and these patients may have severe consequences. The ecological niches of S.aureus are anterior nares (primary reservoir), skin, mucosal surfaces. HCWs constitute an important reservoir of S. aureus. Nasal MRSA carriage is a recognised risk factor for subsequent infection of endogenous origin. So, the present study was planned to determine the prevalence of nasal carriage of MRSA among HCWs. The cross sectional study was conducted in Government medical college, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh India during study period from july 2018 to October 2018 on 100 HCWs. Procedure was performed as per standard microbiological techniques. Data was then compiled in MS Excel and statistical tests were applied. It was found out that the prevalence of nasal carriage of S.aureus was 21%. Out of which 61% were MRSA. The prevalence among nurses, doctors, lab technicians, class IV workers were 22.85%, 0%, 10%, 20% respectively. It can be concluded that the prevalence of MRSA is huge among nurses. Awareness regarding simple preventive measures, judicious use of antibiotics, treatment using 2% mupirocin nasal ointment and periodic screening to identify carriers can help reduce transmission.

Keywords: Nasal MRSA Carriage, Health Care Workers

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Kausar Rawani and Siddharth Pimpalkar. 2020. Screening of Nasal MRSA Carriage among Health Care Workers at a Tertiary Care Centre in Chhattisgarh at Rajnandgaon District.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 1467-1474. doi:
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