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dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, P
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, E
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, H
dc.contributor.authorRossney, A
dc.contributor.authorHumphreys, H
dc.contributor.authorGlynn, G
dc.contributor.authorBurd, M
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, D
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, R
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-05T15:11:06Z
dc.date.available2014-08-05T15:11:06Z
dc.date.issued2003-06
dc.identifier.citationEpidemiology of MRSA: the North/South study of MRSA in Ireland 1999. J. Hosp. Infect. 2003, 54 (2):130-4en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0195-6701
dc.identifier.pmid12818587
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324265
dc.descriptionThe North/South Study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Ireland, 1999, includes a joint review of the epidemiology of MRSA across both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland. Data were gathered on all MRSA cases identified in laboratories in Northern Ireland (the North) and in the Republic of Ireland (the South) over a two-week period. The prevalence rate per 100000 population was 11.4 in the North and 14.0 in the South, with a marked variation across geographical regions. MRSA cases were located throughout hospitals and the community, were slightly more common in males than females, and occurred in all age groups, especially in the elderly. The majority of cases were inpatients in acute hospitals and were distributed across all types of wards. Most cases were colonized with MRSA but 5% of cases in the North and 10% in the South had invasive infection. Invasive infection was associated with intravascular lines and invasive procedures/surgery. Continuous surveillance is recommended to monitor the epidemiology of MRSA and the effectiveness of control measures.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe North/South Study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Ireland, 1999, includes a joint review of the epidemiology of MRSA across both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland. Data were gathered on all MRSA cases identified in laboratories in Northern Ireland (the North) and in the Republic of Ireland (the South) over a two-week period. The prevalence rate per 100000 population was 11.4 in the North and 14.0 in the South, with a marked variation across geographical regions. MRSA cases were located throughout hospitals and the community, were slightly more common in males than females, and occurred in all age groups, especially in the elderly. The majority of cases were inpatients in acute hospitals and were distributed across all types of wards. Most cases were colonized with MRSA but 5% of cases in the North and 10% in the South had invasive infection. Invasive infection was associated with intravascular lines and invasive procedures/surgery. Continuous surveillance is recommended to monitor the epidemiology of MRSA and the effectiveness of control measures.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12818587en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The Journal of hospital infectionen_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshAge Distribution
dc.subject.meshAged
dc.subject.meshChild
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool
dc.subject.meshCross Infection
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaks
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshIncidence
dc.subject.meshInfant
dc.subject.meshInfection Control
dc.subject.meshIreland
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshMethicillin Resistance
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged
dc.subject.meshNorthern Ireland
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillance
dc.subject.meshPrevalence
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies
dc.subject.meshResidence Characteristics
dc.subject.meshSex Distribution
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcal Infections
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcus aureus
dc.subject.otherMETHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUSen_GB
dc.subject.otherHEALTHCARE-ACQUIRED INFECTIONen_GB
dc.titleEpidemiology of MRSA: the North/South study of MRSA in Ireland 1999.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Information Unit, Department of Public Health, Eastern Regional Health Authority, Dr Steeven's Hospital, 8, Dublin, Ireland. patriciamcdonald@eircom.net.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of hospital infectionen_GB
html.description.abstractThe North/South Study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Ireland, 1999, includes a joint review of the epidemiology of MRSA across both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland. Data were gathered on all MRSA cases identified in laboratories in Northern Ireland (the North) and in the Republic of Ireland (the South) over a two-week period. The prevalence rate per 100000 population was 11.4 in the North and 14.0 in the South, with a marked variation across geographical regions. MRSA cases were located throughout hospitals and the community, were slightly more common in males than females, and occurred in all age groups, especially in the elderly. The majority of cases were inpatients in acute hospitals and were distributed across all types of wards. Most cases were colonized with MRSA but 5% of cases in the North and 10% in the South had invasive infection. Invasive infection was associated with intravascular lines and invasive procedures/surgery. Continuous surveillance is recommended to monitor the epidemiology of MRSA and the effectiveness of control measures.


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