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Prevalence of MRSA in US hospitals hits new high

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 08 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:961
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    The number of cases of infection with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in US hospitals rose to nearly 369 000 in 2005, new figures show—a rise of 30% from the 2004 figure.

    The data, collated over the 13 years from 1993 to 2005, have been published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ( They show that in …

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