Staphylococcus aureus screening: Surveillance data of five years

Tosun A. I., GÜVEN Ö., Sever C.

Acta Microbiologica Bulgarica, vol.34, no.1, pp.59-62, 2018 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: Acta Microbiologica Bulgarica
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-62
  • Keywords: Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), Staphylococcus aureus, Surveillance data
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of the study is to investigate the status of nasal MRSA colonization in patients admitted to Istanbul Medipol University Hospital over a 5-year period. The MRSA nasal carriage prevalence was found to be 5.32%. The results indicate that there was an increase in 2014 and 2015 but since then there has been a steady decrease.