Prevention and Control of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

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Prevention and Control of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Introduction
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major source of morbidity and mortality in healthcare facilities. Both community acquired infections and hospital acquired infections contribute to infections form this bacteria. The indiscriminate use of antibiotics in the community and lack of prevention and infection control methods in healthcare facilities have contributed to the increase in prevalence of MRSA infections. There a need for better prevention and control of MRSA infections to reduce the burden on individuals and society. Surveillance of MRSA colonization is an important way to control and prevent MRSA infections.
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