Author in the Room: Invasive MRSA Infections in the US

November 2007 Author in the Room® Teleconference


Author: Monina Klevens, DDS, MPH


Article: "Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections in the United States"

Summary Points:
  • 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.


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