MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Recent News

Jun 23, 2022

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 23, 2022

Patient expectations for antibiotics
Stewardship impact of MRSA nasal swabs
Jun 01, 2022

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 01, 2022

MRSA decolonization strategy
Meningococcal vaccine for gonorrhea
May 16, 2022

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 16, 2022

MRSA, VRE in nursing homes
Antimicrobial use in dogs, cats
Antibacterial surveillance in NICUs
May 05, 2022

News Scan for May 05, 2022

Third DRC Ebola case
Nanoparticle drug for MRSA
More avian flu in US wild birds
Global flu ebbing
Powassan virus in Connecticut
Apr 22, 2022

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 22, 2022

Resistant pathogens in hedgehogs
Resistant Pseudomonas in European ICUs
Feb 10, 2022

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 10, 2022

Skin infections among homeless
Infection management white paper
Jan 10, 2022
Hedgehog

MRSA strain may have originated in hedgehogs—long before antibiotics

A key MRSA strain appears to predate, by more than 100 years, the advent of the antibiotic era.

Dec 01, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 01, 2021

Contact precautions for MRSA, VRE
Malaria control and kids' antibiotics
Nov 19, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 19, 2021

Decline in European antibiotic use
Trends in Staph bloodstream infections
Oct 18, 2021

News Scan for Oct 18, 2021

More DRC Ebola cases
Resistant ICU infections in Europe
Elbows, fists, and MRSA
H5N6 avian flu in China

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Cassone M, Linder M, Shin CJ, et al. Not too close! Impact of roommate status on MRSA and VRE colonization and contamination in nursing homes. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2021 Jul 5;10:104

Quan KA, Sater MRA, Uy C, et al. Epidemiology and genomics of a slow outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphyloccus aureus (MRSA) in a neonatal intensive care unit: successful chronic decolonization of MRSA-positive healthcare personnel. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2022 (published online Jun 16)

Schaps D, Godfrey AW, Anderson DJ. Risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) acquisition during ambulance transport: a retrospective propensity-score–matched cohort analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2021 (published online Jul 21)

Westgeest AC, Schippers EF, Delfos NM, et al. Complicated carriage with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): evaluation of the effectiveness of decolonization regimens advised in the Dutch national guideline. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2021 (published online Jul 6)

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