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Community-Acquired MRSA

  • Dominant Strain of Drug-Resistant MRSA Decreases in Hospitals but Persists in the Community
    This scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted numerous clumps of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly referred to by the acronym, MRSA; Magnified 2381x. Recently recognized outbreaks, or clusters of MRSA in community settings have been ...More
    September 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • High Prevalence of CA-MRSA Found in Nursing Homes
    While most infection control measures are focused on hospitals, a new study points to the need for more targeted interventions to prevent the spread of drug-resistant bugs in nursing homes as community-associated strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ...More
    February 11, 2013 Posted in News
  • Community-Acquired MRSA Cases on the Rise in New York City, Study Suggests
    Hospitalization rates in New York City for patients with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), a potentially deadly bacterial infection that is resistant to antibiotic treatment, more than tripled between 1997 and 2006, according to a ...More
    June 12, 2012 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Study Finds Fire Stations Contaminated with MRSA
    MRSA transmission may be occurring in fire stations, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. The purpose of the study, conducted by investigators from the University of Washington School of Public Health, was to ...More
    June 1, 2011 Posted in News
  • MRSA Threat at the Gym May be Exaggerated, Study Asserts
    Community gym surfaces do not appear to be reservoirs for MRSA transmission, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. ...More
    March 3, 2011 Posted in News
  • MRSA's Evolving Epidemiology
    Fred Gordin, MD, of the Infectious Diseases Section of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Washington, D.C., reports on the evolving epidemiology of MRSA in a commentary in the September issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Gordin says that at his ...More
    September 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • Treatment for S. aureus Skin Infection Works in Mouse Model
    Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and University of Chicago have found a promising treatment method that in laboratory mice reduces the severity of skin and soft-tissue damage caused by USA300, the leading cause of community-associated Staphylococcus aureus ...More
    August 31, 2010 Posted in News
  • Community as Source of MRSA Infections Among Patients Admitted via Medical Helicopter Transport
    Patients transported via helicopter to a hospital from another healthcare facility are no more likely to test positive for the MRSA infection than those flown into the hospital from an accident site, home or other non-healthcare facility, according to a study conducted by ...More
    July 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • NIH Scientists Identify New Toxin That May be Key to MRSA Severity
    A research project to identify all the surface proteins of USA300—the most common community-associated strain of the methicillin-resistant form of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)—has resulted in the identification and isolation of a plentiful new toxin that ...More
    July 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • CA-MRSA Becoming More Common in Pediatric ICU Patients
    Once considered a hospital anomaly, community-acquired infections with drug-resistant strains of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus now turn up regularly among children hospitalized in the intensive-care unit, according to research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s ...More
    March 26, 2010 Posted in News
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