New epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infection in Asia.

  title={New epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infection in Asia.},
  author={C. J. Chen and Y-C Huang},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  volume={20 7},
Not only is Asia the most populous region in the world, but inappropriate therapy, including self-medication with over-the-counter antimicrobial agents, is a common response to infectious diseases. The high antibiotic selective pressure among the overcrowded inhabitants creates an environment that is suitable for the rapid development and efficient spread of numerous multidrug-resistant pathogens. Indeed, Asia is among the regions with the highest prevalence rates of healthcare-associated… CONTINUE READING

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