MRSA: why have we got it and can we do anything about it?

  title={MRSA: why have we got it and can we do anything about it?},
  author={Brian I. Duerden},
MRSA, first identified in 1960, became a major cause of healthcare-associated infection with the emergence of epidemic strains EMRSA 15 and 16 in the 1990s. MRSA bacteraemia surveillance in England showed a peak of 7700 in 2003–2004. A target was set to halve MRSA bacteraemias by 2008 backed by a central improvement programme for infection prevention and control. Healthcare-associated infection is a patient safety issue with joint responsibility between: clinicians responsible for patient care… CONTINUE READING
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