- •Staphylococcus aureus contamination in nursing homes was found in approximately a quarter of samples tested.
- •The prevalence of S aureus and methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) was higher in nursing homes in urban areas. No MRSA was found in nursing homes in rural locations.
- •The most common molecular types were those associated with healthcare (t002) and the community (t008).
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Funding/support: This study was funded by Kent State University start-up funds.