The international spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

J Hosp Infect. 1987 Jan;9(1):60-71. doi: 10.1016/0195-6701(87)90097-1.


A genetic analysis of representative methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) being isolated in London and Dublin hospitals has demonstrated that the epidemic strains from two London hospitals are different from the Dublin strains, but indistinguishable from the epidemic strains of eastern Australia. The possibility that some strains of MRSA are more likely than others to spread within hospitals is discussed.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Australia
  • Cross Infection / epidemiology
  • Cross Infection / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Ireland
  • London
  • Methicillin / pharmacology
  • Penicillin Resistance
  • Phenotype
  • Plasmids
  • Staphylococcal Infections / epidemiology
  • Staphylococcal Infections / microbiology*
  • Staphylococcus aureus / classification*
  • Staphylococcus aureus / drug effects
  • Staphylococcus aureus / genetics


  • Methicillin