MRSA virulence and spread.

@article{Otto2012MRSAVA,
  title={MRSA virulence and spread.},
  author={Michael Otto},
  journal={Cellular microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={1513-21}
}
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the most frequent causes of hospital- and community-associated infections. Resistance to the entire class of β-lactam antibiotics, such as methicillin and penicillin, makes MRSA infections difficult to treat. Hospital-associated MRSA strains are often multi-drug-resistant, leaving only lower efficiency drugs such as vancomycin as treatments options. Like many other S. aureus strains, MRSA strains produce a series of virulence factors… CONTINUE READING
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