Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 3rd, 2006
Study 1: Irish-1 and Irish-2 distinct methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus epidemic strains in Northern Ireland.
"Since 1998, an increasing number of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates with one of two characteristic phage patterns have been referred to the authors' laboratory from Northern Ireland. These strains were designated 'Irish-1' and 'Irish-2'," wrote investigators in England.
H.M. Aucken and colleagues at the U.K. Health Protection Agency in London reported, "Analysis of 956 submitted...
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