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EMRSAEpidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
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If the effect of radical control measures appears equivocal and/or the virulence of EMRSA is not sufficient to warrant them, alternatives should be implemented.
EMRSA then spread through the motorway network as patients were transferred from major trauma centres to district hospitals n Although MRSA cannot be seen by the naked eye, possible symptoms can include boils or abscesses, impetigo
To the Editor: Since early epidemiologic studies of methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were published, it has been clear that the majority of nosocomial MRSA infections worldwide are caused by isolates derived from a few highly epidemic MRSA (EMRSA) clones.
In Italy, isolations of classical EMRSA clones such as ST8-MRSA-I, ST247-MRSA-I, and ST239-MRSA III decreased from the 1990s to the 2000s; during the same period ST228MRSA-I increased, became established, and turned into the predominant clone in Italy (3).
A major outbreak of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus caused by a new phage-type (EMRSA).
Since 1990, international and intercontinental spread of MRSA (known as epidemic MRSA or EMRSA) has increased.
EMRSA became endemic in hospitals in eastern Australian states (New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland) in the late 1980s and 1990s, with some spread to hospitals in South Australia, the Northern Territory, and Tasmania (6).
A notable increase in ciprofloxacin resistance during the study period was observed as a result of more United Kingdom epidemic MRSA (EMRSA) -15 and -16.
In the early 1980s, epidemic MRSA (EMRSA) first appeared on the east coast of Australia; these strains were often referred to as eastern Australian MRSA (14).
Staff carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (EMRSA 15) and the home environment: a case report.