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Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Healthcare Risk Factors - Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006 - Emerging Infectious Diseases journal - CDC


To determine frequency of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections caused by strains typically associated with community-acquired infections (USA300) among persons with healthcare-related risk factors (HRFs), we evaluated surveillance data. Of patients with HRFs, 18%-28% had a "community-associated" strain, primarily USA300; of patients without HRFs, 26% had a "healthcare-associated" strain, typically USA100.

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