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The Contagion® MRSA specialty page provides MRSA-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

MRSA NEWS - Page 1

FDA Grants Marketing Authorization for Novel MRSA Diagnostic Test
The test is a new diagnostic tool that uses bacterial viability and a novel technology to detect bacterial colonization of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Household Environments Are a Key Reservoir for MRSA Transmission
Common interventions such as frequent hand washing can help stop the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, according to a new study that identified household environments as a reservoir for the bacteria.
Contact Precautions in Long-Term VA Facilities Don't Cut MRSA Infections, Study Shows
Although use of gowns and gloves in targeted settings may still be helpful in preventing health care-associated infections, contact precaution policies in VA long-term care facilities had no impact on MRSA acquisition.
 
UV Disinfection Tackles MRSA—What About <i>C Diff</i>?
Can UV disinfecting lights tackle health care-associated infections?
A New Approach to Discontinuing MRSA/VRE Isolation Precautions
Removing isolation for endemic patients could make a big difference.
Combination Therapy for MRSA Bloodstream Infections: Still a Question Mark
Daptomycin plus β-lactam therapy was associated with reduced composite definition for clinical failure but, worryingly, was also linked to increased risk of acute kidney injury.
Cigarette Smoke Boosts Virulence Potential of <i>S aureus</i>, Making It More Resistant
Investigators exposed 6 genetically distinct, clinically relevant methicillin-resistant S aureus isolates to cigarette smoke to analyze how this contact altered specific virulence phenotypes.
Proactive WGS Offers a Cost-Effective Tool for MRSA Infection Control
Although conducting whole genomic sequencing creates an upfront cost in screening patients for MRSA, a new study finds that it’s a cost-effective way to prevent new infections and related deaths.
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