November 2007 Author in the Room® Teleconference
Author: Monina Klevens, DDS, MPH
Article: "Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections in the United States"
- The magnitude of MRSA infection is significant, demonstrating that it is a major health care and public health issue.
- The majority of invasive MRSA infections are healthcare-associated; hospitals and other health care facilities should make MRSA prevention a priority.
- MRSA skin infections are common in the community and rarely become life threatening or invasive.