Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Finland

  title={Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Finland},
  author={Saara Salmenlinna and Outi Lyytik{\"a}inen and Jaana Vuopio-Varkila},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is no longer only hospital acquired. MRSA is defined as community acquired if the MRSA-positive specimen was obtained outside hospital settings or within 2 days of hospital admission, and if it was from a person who had not been hospitalized within 2 years before the date of MRSA isolation. To estimate the proportion of community-acquired MRSA, we analyzed previous hospitalizations for all MRSA-positive persons in Finland from 1997 to 1999 by… CONTINUE READING
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