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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/10/10 Jessica Barrett, Brad Crerar , Zohal Ghiaszada, Laura.Grillo, Heather Peterson Department of Biomedical Science, Quinnipiac University Professor of Microbiology: Dr. Boucaud MRSA and Nosocomial Infections; Individuals colonized with MRSA should be allowed to work in a hospital setting
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5/10/10 Emergence of MRSA Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Was Detected in United Kingdom in 1961 after the detection of methicillin Originates from a large genetic element known as staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCC mec ) into a meticillin-susceptible S aureus strain (Grundmann, et al) A primary cause of skin and soft tissue infections among persons without extensive exposure to healthcare settings. Nasal carriage of S. aureus is a known risk factor for these infections Common cause of nosocomial infections worldwide Image retrieved from http://www.emlab.com/m/media/MRSA_ER110 7.jpg
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5/10/10 Nosocomial Predominately occur in the healthcare facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes. Nosocomial infections has been constantly increasing each year, as the number of surgical procedures increases. Was one of the leading causes of death in 1991 (Reproline). Arise from surgical wounds (Maki). Causes respiratory infections, genitourinary infections and gastrointestinal infections (Maki).
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5/10/10 CA-MRSA Community based form of MRSA that is one of the suitable staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec types CA-MRSA strains carry SCC mec type IV and type V. (Grundmann, et al)
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