Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 23rd, 1997
"My laboratory has received the strain from Dr. Hiramatsu in Japan and has confirmed the isolation of a strain of S. aureus (ID confirmed at CDC) with a vancomycin MIC of 8 ug/ml (broth microdilution). [MIC = minimum inhibitory concentration; the higher the number, the greater the antibiotic resistance].
"The disk diffusion zone size was 18-19 mm. It is an MRSA strain [MRSA = multi-drug resistant S....
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