Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in the United States

April 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2008, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p10
Academic Journal
The article reports on the findings of a study on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections (MRSA), published in the 2007 issue of the "Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA)." The study focuses on MRSA incidence and distribution in 9 U.S. communities 2005. Most of MRSA infection cases observed were found to be health care-associated with community-onset infections accounting for 27% while 14% were hospital-onset infections. The study concluded that certain populations are affected by MRSA infections disproportionately.


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