oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Carriage of Staphylococcus Aureus among hospital personnel in a Nigerian hospital environment

Volume 37, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Among the 395 hospital staff examined during this study, 35.2pc of them were found to carry S. aureus in their anterior nares. On re-examination of those staff members who are closely associated with the patients two years after the initial exercise in 1987, it was evident that a significant number (P<0.05) of those carriers of Staph aureus in our hospital are not persistent ones.

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