Community-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in children in Taiwan, 2000s.

@article{Huang2011CommunityassociatedMS,
  title={Community-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in children in Taiwan, 2000s.},
  author={Yhu-Chering Huang and Chih-Jung Chen},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={2-8}
}
Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been increasingly identified as the major cause of community-associated (CA) infections in previously healthy hosts since the late 1990s. CA-MRSA strains were recognised as a novel pathogen that is genetically different from healthcare-associated MRSA, and five major epidemic clones have been identified worldwide. In Taiwan, a significantly increasing rate of MRSA carriage and infection amongst healthy subjects was observed in the past… CONTINUE READING