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MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: see staphylococcusstaphylococcus
, any of the pathogenic bacteria, parasitic to humans, that belong to the genus Staphylococcus. The spherical bacterial cells (cocci) typically occur in irregular clusters [Gr. staphyle=bunch of grapes].
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Sustained low prevalence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
upon admission to hospital in the Netherlands.
Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
with a novel mecA homologue in human and bovine populations in the UK and Denmark: a descriptive study.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Results of a study on the effect of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
(MRSA) detection by rapid screening tests showed that active screening is more important than the type of test used for MRSA detection.
The researchers tested coriander oil against 12 bacterial strains, including Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica, Bacillus cereus and meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Endocarditis due to meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
originating from pigs [in Dutch].