Community-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among Military Recruits

Craig E. Zinderman*, Byron Conner, Mark A. Malakooti, James E. LaMar, Adam Armstrong, Bruce K. Bohnker

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We report an outbreak of 235 community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections among military recruits. In this unique environment, the close contact between recruits and the physical demands of training may have contributed to the spread of MRSA. Control measures included improved hygiene and aggressive clinical treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)941-944
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2004


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