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MRSA - A Tale of Three Types

This report documents changes in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) which occurred in Australia between 2000 to 2014. 


MRSA - A Tale of Three Types

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A number of changes in MRSA occurred between 2000 and 2014; importantly, the hospital burden grew and then decreased, while the burden in the community has continued to grow steadily. The main implication of these changes is the potential impact on empirical treatment of S. aureus infections, accounting for whether they arise in patients who are hospitalised, come from residential aged care, or come from the community.

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