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J Am Coll Health. 2008 Jan-Feb;56(4):347-50. doi: 10.3200/JACH.56.44.347-350.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on campus: a new challenge to college health.

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Norris Health Center, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 3351 N. Downer Street, Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA. hrw@uwm.edu

Abstract

As new drugs to control bacterial pathogens are developed, the organisms evolve to survive. Staphylococcus aureus, a common organism, has steadily developed resistance to antibiotics. For more than 40 years, resistant S. aureus presented a formidable problem to hospitalized patients; in the past decade, however, it has begun to appear outside the clinical setting-often in young people without significant medical conditions. Early diagnosis, appropriate control measures, and proper antibiotic choice can limit the spread and severity of infection.

PMID:
18316276
DOI:
10.3200/JACH.56.44.347-350
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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