Clonal Replacement of Epidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strains in a German University Hospital over a Period of Eleven Years

@inproceedings{Albrecht2011ClonalRO,
  title={Clonal Replacement of Epidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strains in a German University Hospital over a Period of Eleven Years},
  author={Nicole J. Albrecht and Lutz Jatzwauk and Peter Slickers and Ralf Ehricht and Stefan Monecke},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
Worldwide, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pose an increased risk for healthcare- and community-associated infections. Since the first report of MRSA in England in 1961, several distinct clones or strains have emerged. Changes within the MRSA population of whole countries, small regions or of single hospitals have been observed with some clones replacing others. In this study, the clonal replacement of MRSA isolates in a South-eastern German tertiary care hospital between… CONTINUE READING

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