To determine frequency of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections caused by strains typically associated with community-acquired infections (USA300) among persons with healthcare-related risk factors (HRFs), we evaluated surveillance data. Of patients with HRFs, 18%-28% had a "community-associated" strain, primarily USA300; of patients without HRFs, 26% had a "healthcare-associated" strain, typically USA100.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)