Fewer infants colonized when parents underwent cleaning procedure

Half as many infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) became colonized with the same strain of Staphylococcus aureus as their parents when the latter underwent decolonization procedures in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

Rates of colonization with parents’ S. aureus strain within 90 days of randomization were 14.6% in the intervention group versus 28.7% in the placebo group, reported Aaron Milstone, MD, of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues.


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