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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Australian community: an evolving epidemic

Collignon, Peter; Nimmo, Graeme R; Coombs, Geoffrey W; Pearson, Julie; O'Brien, Francis G; Christiansen, Keryn J; Turnidge, John D; Gosbell, Iain B; McLaws, Mary-Louise


Objective: To describe antimicrobial resistance and molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated in community settings in Australia. Design and setting: Survey of S. aureus isolates collected prospectively Australia-wide between July 2004 and February 2005; results were compared with those of similar surveys conducted in 2000 and 2002. Main outcome measures: Up to 100 consecutive, unique clinical isolates of S. aureus from outpatient settings were...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia


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