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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus - OSTI GOV

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Modeling the transmission of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a dynamic agent-based simulation

History: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus autus augurus has been a deadly pathogen in healthcare settings since the 1960s, but MRSA epidemiology has shifted since 1990, with new genetically distinct strains emerging among previously healthy people outside of healthcare settings. MRSA strains that are predominantly skin and soft tissue infections, but can also cause life-threatening invasive infections. CA-MRSA can be carried to others by skin-to-skin contact, especially in individuals with either asymptomatic colonization or infection. Skin infections have been the focus of poor public health education. The overwhelming majority of transmission events were conducted in households on average, and colonized rather than infected agents were the source of the vast majority of transmission events. Infected people are not the primary source of disease, according to the key findings. Conclusions: Our findings show that current MRSA surveillance strategies in the United States may not be very effective in lowering the incidence of CA-MRSA infections.

Source link: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1626581

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