Transmission of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-ProducingStaphylococcus aureusto a Physician during Resuscitation of a Child


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Abstract

We report the first case of transmission of Panton-Valentine leukocidin-producing Staphylococcus aureus to a physician during the resuscitation of an infant with fatal pneumonia. The physician exhibited numerous furuncles. This case highlights the necessity for health care workers to protect themselves against transmission of infectious diseases from patient to care giver.

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