Published in Anti-Infectives Week, April 12th, 2004
Rates among adults have risen steadily over the same period, but were always thought to be very much lower among children.
This is largely because fewer of them spend time as hospital inpatients, the most important risk factor for acquiring MRSA, but also because even when children do require hospital treatment, their units tend to be separate from adult services, so minimizing the spread of the infection.
Although first identified in 1961, MRSA only really became a problem during the...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of Anti-Infectives Week
NewsRx also is available at LexisNexis, Gale, ProQuest, Factiva, Dialog, Thomson Reuters, NewsEdge, and Dow Jones.