MRSA and resistance

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The research in MRSA infections or Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is focused on the development of effective regimes for antimicrobial treatment with regard to resistances issues and methods for surveillance of infection spreading. 

MRSA rates continue to increase rapidly in many regions and there is a dynamic spread of strains across the globe.

Continuous efforts to understand the changing epidemiology of MRSA infection in humans and animals are necessary. Not only for appropriate antimicrobial treatment and effective infection control but also to monitor the evolution of the species.

A stratified, three-level organisation of testing laboratories was proposed: local; regional; and national. 

The consensus was to recommend spa and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) typing as the preferred methods with effective communication between each of the different levels and between national centres. 

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Background: MRSA rates continue to increase rapidly in many regions and there is a dynamic spread of strains across the globe Continuous efforts to understand the changing epidemiology of S. aureus infection in humans and animals are necessary, not only for appropriate antimicrobial treatment and effective infection control but also to monitor the evolution of the species. 

Method: A stratified, three-level organisation of testing laboratories was proposed: local; regional; and national. 

Conclusion: The consensus was to recommend spa and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) typing as the preferred methods with effective communication between each of the different levels and between national centres. 
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