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The reduction of nosocomial MRSA infection in Germany: an analysis of data from the Hospital Infection Surveillance System (KISS) between 2007 and 2012.

Authors
  • Meyer, Elisabeth
  • Schröder, Christin
  • Gastmeier, Petra
  • Geffers, Christine
Type
Published Article
Journal
Deutsches Ärzteblatt international
Publication Date
May 09, 2014
Volume
111
Issue
19
Pages
331–336
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2014.0331
PMID: 24875457
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In Germany, the percentage of nosocomial Staphylococcus aureus infections due to MRSA dropped significantly over the period 2007-2012. The causes of this decline are unclear; it may have resulted from human intervention, pathogen biology, or both.

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