Healthcare-associated versus community-acquired infections: a new challenge for science and society.

@article{Gastmeier2010HealthcareassociatedVC,
  title={Healthcare-associated versus community-acquired infections: a new challenge for science and society.},
  author={Petra Gastmeier},
  journal={International journal of medical microbiology : IJMM},
  year={2010},
  volume={300 6},
  pages={342-5}
}
Healthcare and community associated MRSA are meanwhile exchanged in all directions between hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, and the community. This article is focusing on the situation concerning MRSA, but the situation concerning other multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens such as vancomycin-resistant enterococci or MDR Gram-negative pathogens is similar. Some European countries have started national campaigns to improve the situation significantly. They require the… CONTINUE READING