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Type Journal Article - Infection Control
Title Epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia in Gaborone, Botswana
Volume 30
Issue 08
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2009
Page numbers 782-785
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2905209/
This cross sectional study at a tertiary-care hospital in Botswana describes the epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia from 2000–2007. We identified a high prevalence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) bacteremia. MRSA isolates had higher proportions of resistance to commonly-used antimicrobials, emphasizing the need to revise empiric prescribing practices in Botswana.

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