Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: misinterpretation and misrepresentation of active detection and isolation.

@article{Farr2008MethicillinresistantSA,
  title={Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: misinterpretation and misrepresentation of active detection and isolation.},
  author={Barry M. Farr and William Robert Jarvis},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 9},
  pages={1238-9; author reply 1239-40}
}
during the study period. A regional survey on MRSA performed in 2005 by the Public Health Authorities revealed that the prevalence of MRSA carriage in the randomly sampled general population was 0.08% (2 of 2500 individuals), 2–3fold lower than the prevalence in our study [5]. The prevalence of MRSA carriage of 0.2% at our ICU is markedly lower than the 6.9% observed by Lucet et al. [6] among 2400 screened patients in 14 ICUs in France in 2003. We consider the approach of active selective… CONTINUE READING

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