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MRSA is a pathogen of public health importance; MRSA prevention programs that may affect its transmission and infection are increasingly common in heath care setting.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

 Methicillin-resistant S. aureus is a variant of S. aureus which is considered to be resistant to all beta-lactam antibiotics (including penicillins, cephalosporins, and cephamicins). It may also be resistant to one or more other classes of antibiotics. By definition, MRSA must be resistant to one of the following semi-synthetic penicillins: methicillin, oxacillin, or nafcillin. Treatment […]

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Controlling MRSA In The Community Setting

Community-Associated MRSA has emerged in the general population as a frequent cause of skin infections (boils, abscesses, furuncles, etc.), and occasionally more invasive infections in healthy individuals lacking the usual risk factors for bacterial infection. Outbreaks of CA-MRSA have been described in numerous community settings and among varied population.  CA-MRSA is most frequently transmitted when […]

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MRSA Infections Related to Bloodstream Infection in Health Care Show a Drop

August 11,2010 Jama reported that from 2005 through 2008, there were 21503 episodes of invasive MRSA infections; 17508 were health care associated.  Of these, 15,458 were MRSA bloodstream infections.  The incidence rate of hospital-onset invasive MRSA infections was 1.02 per 10,000 population in 2005 and decreased 9.4% per year (95% confidence interval [Cl], 14.7% to […]

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