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Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, Australia

Collignon, Peter; Nimmo, Graeme R; Gottlieb, Thomas; Gosbell, Iain B; Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

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Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) is common and increasing worldwide. A retrospective review wyas undertaken to quantify the number of cases, their place of acquisition, and the proportions caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in 17 hospitals in Australia. Of 3,192 episodes, 1,571 (49%) were community onset. MRSA caused 40% of hospital-onset episodes and 12% of community-onset episodes. The median rate of SAB was 1.48/1,000 admissions (range 0.61-3.24; median rate for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005-04
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10440/562
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/10440/562
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases

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