Reporting Staphylococcus aureus Infection

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What to report
How to report
Who is required to report
Submitting clinical materials
Invasive MRSA surveillance
More about Staphylococcus aureus

What to report

  1. Vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) must be reported to MDH within one working day.
  2. Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) must be reported to MDH within one working day.
  3. Death and critical illness due to community-associated Staphylococcus aureus* in a previously healthy individual must be reported to MDH within one working day.
    • *Patient must have had: a positive culture for S. aureus from any body site obtained < 48 hours of admission to a hospital (if admitted); no indwelling percutaneous devices or catheters; and no history of hospitalization, surgery, long-term care facility residence, or dialysis within the prior year.

How to report Staphylococcus aureus

Who is required to report

Submitting clinical materials

For Staphylococcus aureus, submission of clinical materials (isolate, if available) to MDH is required by rule.

Invasive MRSA surveillance

More about S. aureus

 

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Updated Friday, 27-Sep-2013 10:05:30 CDT