High Rates ofStaphylococcus aureusUSA400 Infection, Northern Canada Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus infections in 3 northern remote communities of Saskatchewan was undertaken. Rates of methicillin-resistant infections were extremely high (146-482/10,000 population), and most (98.2%) were caused by USA400 strains. Although USA400 prevalence has diminished in the United States, this strain is continuing to predominate throughout many northern communities in Canada.

authors

  • Golding, George R
  • Levett, Paul N
  • McDonald, Ryan R
  • Irvine, James
  • Quinn, Brian
  • Nsungu, Mandiangu
  • Woods, Shirley
  • Khan, Mohammad
  • Ofner-Agostini, Marianna
  • Mulvey, Michael R

publication date

  • April 2011

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