National prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in inpatients at United States health care facilities, 2010

American Journal of Infection Control, 03/22/2012

The survey documents that the MRSA prevalence in 2010 is higher than that reported in the 2006 survey. However, the majority of facilities currently are performing active surveillance testing, and, compared with 2006, the rate of MRSA infection has decreased while the rate of MRSA colonization has increased. In addition, compared with 2006, the proportion of MRSA strains recovered from MRSA–colonized/infected patients that are health care–associated strains has deceased, and community–associated strains have increased.

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