Changing epidemiology of meticillin-resistant S. aureus in Queensland, Australia, 2000-2006: use of passive surveillance of susceptibility phenotypes.

@article{Nimmo2008ChangingEO,
  title={Changing epidemiology of meticillin-resistant S. aureus in Queensland, Australia, 2000-2006: use of passive surveillance of susceptibility phenotypes.},
  author={Graeme Robert Nimmo and Jonathan J Fong and D L Paterson and M-L McLaws},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={305-13}
}
The epidemiology of meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infection has changed remarkably in recent years with the appearance of new MRSA strains causing infections in the community. These strains have now begun to cause healthcare-associated infections. The ability to track such changes is necessary to guide clinical and public health action. Here we report passive surveillance of all public laboratory susceptibility data in Queensland to track changes in MRSA phenotypes corresponding to the… CONTINUE READING