Public health implications of MRSA in Canada

Allen, Upton D.
July 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/18/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 2, p161
Academic Journal
The article deals with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in health facilities worldwide. There are distinct characteristics associated with the two categories of MRSA. The limitation of current reporting and surveillance mechanisms in Canada is discussed. The public health implications of MRSA infection in community settings are explored as well as the approach to case management of the infection.


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