Anterior nares are the most consistent site of colonization for Staphylococcus aureus. Carriage of S. aureus, including MRSA), is common in children, and genetic evidence suggests a relationship between nasal carriage of S. aureus and MRSA and subsequent invasive staphylococcal infection. The carriage of CA-MRSA was significantly higher among children than among adults. Moreover, living with young children was associated with increased risk of MRSA colonization in adults.
citation: Reta A, Gedefaw L, Sewunet T, Beyene G (2015) Nasal Carriage, Risk Factors and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus among School Children in Ethiopia. J Med Microb Diagn 4:177.