The worldwide prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Andreas Voss, Bradley Doebbeling

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Abstract

Literature on the occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in hospitals and long-term-care facilities in various countries of America, Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe is reviewed. It is concluded that the increasing prevalence of MRSA is a worldwide problem, affecting both affluent and poor countries, and that infection control guidelines are needed in all regions affected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-106
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Methicillin resistance
  • Nosocomial infections
  • Staphylococcus aureus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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The worldwide prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. / Voss, Andreas; Doebbeling, Bradley.

In: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1995, p. 101-106.

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