North/South Study of MRSA in Ireland 1999

mrsa99 ImageMethicillin-resistant staphlococcus aureus – MRSA is the most significant antibiotic resistant bacteria found in our hospitals

The first MRSA survey on the prevalence of MRSA in the South of Ireland was conducted in 1995 under the direction of the late Dr. Zachary Johnson. In 1998 the Eastern Health Board was financed to carry out a repeat study again under Dr. Johnson’s direction. This repeat study was done on an all island basis and the findings from both parts of the island are presented jointly in this report
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