Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 28th, 2004
According to a study from Sweden, "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus continues to be an increasing problem worldwide, although its prevalence in the Nordic countries still is low. In 1997 an unusually readily transmissible strain of epidemic methicillin-resistant S. aureus, EMRSA-16, was introduced by a single patient into a 2,600 bed teaching hospital in Sweden."
"Despite the standard "search and destroy" policy (Standard MRSA Control Program), the outbreak took on epidemic proportions....
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