The differences between community-acquired and health care-associated MRSA explained
Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most important bacterial pathogens globally. About a quarter of us carry one or other strain at any one time, and, if we develop an infection, our own colonising strain is likely to be responsible.1 All clinicians, from urban general practitioners to remote-area nurses, encounter S. aureus infections. In hospitals, S. aureus is responsible for most surgical-site infections, and their control poses a major challenge.
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