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5% of patients remaining active surveillance culture positive for MRSA at 5 years after the original positive culture.
In addition, environmental cultures and active surveillance cultures (rectal swabs and respiratory samples) on all patients in the units where these isolates were identified were performed to find asymptomatic carriers or contaminated environments as potential sources of transmission.
Active surveillance cultures in September identified an additional five patients colonized with NDM-producing CRKP.