Abstract

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important cause of nosocomial infection and health workers including doctors can be a carrier of this microorganism; also it can be present on the sleeve of white coat and auxiliaries and so transmitted between patients. Aim of this study performed to assess the MRSA carrier in health personnel in Al-Jumhori teaching hospital and to assess the benefit of dress code policy. This study was conducted on 500 swabs were taken from nose, sleeve, elbow and auxiliaries of 100 health workers and cultured to assess the presence of MRSA. The results of this study showed 65% of health workers are carrier of MRSA ; also MRSA present in 30% and 34% on the sleeve of white coat and elbow respectively while it was found in 24% of health workers auxiliaries.

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