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CA-MRSA: emerging remotely

Tong, Steven Y. C., Giffard, Philip M. and Holt, Deborah C. (2009). CA-MRSA: emerging remotely. Microbiology Australia,30(5):185-186.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 10603xPUB29
Title CA-MRSA: emerging remotely
Author Tong, Steven Y. C.
Giffard, Philip M.
Holt, Deborah C.
Journal Name Microbiology Australia
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 30
Issue Number 5
ISSN 1324-4272   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 185
End Page 186
Total Pages 2
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher The Australian Society for Microbiology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) was first described in remote Indigenous populations in Australia over 20 years ago. The burden of staphylococcal disease, including S. aureus bacteraemia, disproportionately affects Indigenous populations and is likely related to socio-economic disadvantage. Factors such as domestic crowding, poor hygience and high rates of scabies, skin sores and antibiotic use contribute to the trasnmission and emergence of CA-MRSA. Studies focusing on two clones, sequence type (ST) 93 and clonal complex (CC) 75, provide supportive evidence for the emergence of methicillin-resistance in Indigenous communities.
Keywords CA-MRSA
Staphylococcus aureus
S. aureus
Indigenous communities
socio-economic disadvantage
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