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The Continuing Evolution of Methicillin‐Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Western Australia
Siranda Torvaldsen , GradDipHSc, MAppEpid, Christine Roberts , MBBS, MPH and Thomas V. Riley , MAppEpid, PhD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 20, No. 2 (February 1999), pp. 133-135
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/501594
Page Count: 3
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ABSTRACT . Methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been notifiable in Western Australia since 1985. This article reviews the notification data from 1994 to 1997, focusing on increases in MRSA notifications and the proportion that are local strains; changes in the geographical distribution of MRSA; and changes in antibiotic‐resistance patterns.
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