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On April 14, 2010, Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) announced the state’s first case of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA), a rare infection which is resistant to treatment with many commonly used antibiotics.
DPH, in partnership with providers at 3 Delaware healthcare facilities at which the patient received care, tested contacts for possible person-to-person transmission of VRSA. All 76 persons tested were negative for VRSA colonization. These results are consistent with findings elsewhere, which have not found person-to-person transmission.
While there have been no documented cases of person-to-person transmission of VRSA, use of appropriate infection control practices (such as hand washing, use of barrier precautions) by healthcare personnel can reduce the spread of a variety of infections.
DPH would like to remind health care providers that judicious use of antibiotics will help to reduce the development and spread of resistant organisms such as VRSA.
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