Nasal carriage of methicillin resistant (staphylococcus aureus) among health care workers at Mulago national referral hospital
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Recent reports highlight an increasing prevalence of Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among patients attending Mulago National Referral Hospital (MNRH) (Kateete et al, 2011). In a health care setting, Health Care Workers (HCWs) harbor these strains asymptomatically and serve as main sources of hospital outbreaks (Giuffre et al., 2013). Infection control strategies that limit HCW- patient transmission of MRSA require regular reporting of nasal carriage rates of MRSA among HCWs. Against this background, this study aimed at determining nasal carriage of HCWs at MNRH.