Abstract

Objective

To determine the burden of invasive Staphylococcus aureus on the White Mountain Apache Tribal lands.

Methods

Active population and laboratory-based surveillance for invasive S. aureus infections was conducted from May 2016 to April 2018. A case was defined as a Native American individual living on or

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around the White Mountain Apache Tribal lands with S. aureus isolated from a normally sterile body site.