The following are sources of information for health professionals regarding MRSA.
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CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Increasing Clindamycin Resistance among Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in 57 Northeast United States Military Treatment Facilities. LoRanee Braun, David Craft, Roberta Williams, Francois Tuamokumo, Martin Ottolini, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Vol. 24, p622; July 2005 (copyrighted material, no link available)
Emergence as a Public Health Issue
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among US prisoners and military personnel: review and recommendations for future studies. Allison E Aiello, Franklin D Lowy, Lester N Wright, Elaine L Larson, Lancet Infectious Diseases 2006; Vol. 6: p335; June 2006 (copyrighted material, no link available)
- Emergence and resurgence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a public-health threat. Hajo Grundmann, Marta Aires-de-Sousa, John Boyce, Edine Tiemersma, Lancet 2006; Vol. 368: p874; June 21, 2006 (copyrighted material, no link available)
- Natural History of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization and Infection in Soldiers. Michael W. Ellis, Duane R. Hospenthal, David P. Dooley, Paula J. Gray, and Clinton K. Murray, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 39: p971; October 1, 2004 (copyrighted material, no link available)
- Emerging Infections with Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Outpatients at an Army Community Hospital. Greg J. Beilman, Gerald Sandifer, David Skarda, Bette Jensen, Sigrid Mcallister, George Killgore, Arjun Srinivasan, Surgical Infections, Vol. 6, p87; 2005 (copyrighted material, no link available)
- Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Nares Colonization at Hospital Admission and Its Effect on Subsequent MRSA Infection. Kepler A. Davis, Justin J. Stewart, Helen K. Crouch, Christopher E. Florez, and Duane R. Hospenthal, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol.39: p776; September 15, 2004 (copyrighted material, no link available)
- Nosocomial Transmission of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A Blinded Study to Establish Baseline Acquisition Rates. Joel T. Fishbain, Joseph C. Lee, Honghung D. Nguyen, Jeffery A. Mikita, Cecilia P. Mikita, Catherine F. T. Uyehara, Duane R. Hospenthal, Infection Control And Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 24, p415; June 2003 (copyrighted material, no link available)
- Rates of Carriage of Methicillin-Resistant and Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in an Outpatient Population. Julie Kenner, Tasha O'Connor, Nicholas Piantanida, Joel Fishbain, Bardwell Eberly, Helen Viscount, Catherine Uyehara, Duane Hospenthal, Infection Control And Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 24, p439; June 2003 (copyrighted material, no link available)
Infection Control in the Military
- Sentinel Cases of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus onboard a Naval Ship. Russell B. Carr, Craig Zinderman, Kimberly McDonald, James E. LaMar, Military Medicine, Vol. 168, p135; February 2003 (copyrighted material, no link available)
- CDC - Questions and Answers about Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Schools
- CDC - Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin Infections Among Tattoo Recipients --- Ohio, Kentucky, and Vermont, 2004-2005 (June 2006) MMWR 2006;55:677--679, June 23, 2006
- CDC - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in correctional facilities --- Georgia, California, and Texas, 2001--2003 (October 2003) MMWR 2003;52:992--6, 17 October 2003
- CDC - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections among competitive sports participants --- Colorado, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Los Angeles County, 2000--2003 (August 2003) MMWR 2003;52:793--5, 22 August 2003