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MRSA in the nursery

Testing in the NICU

Jennifer Daru, MD, Chief of Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center San Francisco, speaking here at the 2009 Pediatric Hospitalist Conference in Tampa, Fla, discusses MRSA in the nursery and government policy across different US states that will mean infants admitted to the NICU will need to be tested for MRSA.

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