Published in Food and Drug Law Weekly, March 11th, 2005
According to investigators in Brazil, "Staphylococcus aureus is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections in many countries, and multiple factors contribute to the ability of these bacteria to disseminate and spread in hospitals.
"In Brazil it has been demonstrated that a multiresistant methicillin-resistant S. aureus clone, the so-called Brazilian epidemic clone, is widespread geographically."
"This clone was first detected in 1992 in Brazil, and recently from many other countries...
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