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Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): 2010 Alberta Health and Wellness report

Description

This report provides an overview of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cases and rates in Alberta from 2006-2010. MRSA is the term for Staphylococcus aureus (S.A.) bacteria that have become resistant to semi-synthetic penicillins such as cloxacillin and methicillin. MRSA infections can be more difficult to treat and drugs commonly used for treatment of other strains of S.A. are not always effective. In rare cases, MRSA can cause severe invasive infections such as pneumonia and bloodstream infections such as septicemia.

Updated

October 1, 2011

Tags
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus communicable diseases drug resistance infections

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

19 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Publisher

Health and Wellness (1999-2013)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2011-10-01

Date Added

2017-04-26T17:32:32.937469

Date Modified

2011-10-01

Date Issued

2011-10-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778583271

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