Hospital associated methicillin-resist Staphylococcus aureus has long been associated to outbreaks in the hospital environment. In this work, we investigated an outbreak of Hospital associated methicillin-resist Staphylococcus aureus carrying the Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene, which occurred in a large community hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that, worldwide, three million people die annually due to the effects of air pollution. This represents a tripling of deaths per year result from automobile accidents. With the increasing technological advancement becomes very important to monitor levels of air pollutants. Thus, in the Japanese city of Kyoto,… (More)