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ERIC Number: EJ787557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Methicillin-Resistant "Staphylococcus aureus" on Campus: A New Challenge to College Health
Weiner, H. Richard
Journal of American College Health, v56 n4 p347-350 Jan-Feb 2008
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. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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