February 10, 2005
Nasty clones causing MRSA problemTopics: Health Issues
The UK's MRSA problem may be due to the emergence of highly contagious clones of the superbug, says a scientist.
(MRSA costs the British NHS 1 billion pounds per year)
The emergence of two particularly nasty versions of MRSA coincides with increasing hospital superbug infection rates, says Dr Mark Enright.
And MRSA is not just a British problem.
"Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates have previously been classified into major epidemic clonal types by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis in combination with multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec typing."
Posted by Hyscience at February 10, 2005 1:47 PM
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