Hospitals around the world have concurrently reported a dramatic spike in the incidence & virulence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus since 2000. In the United States in particular, ‘ Since 2000, several reports have documented the presence of MRSA infections in previously unaffected outpatient populations…a dramatic shift in the microbial flora of soft tissue infections has occurred recently in the United States. Popovich et al. in 2008 reported data from 2000-2006 in Chicago’s Stroger Hospital/Rush University Medical Center that showed a stable rate of hospital acquired strains of MRSA infections, but a rapidly increasing rate of community acquired strains of MRSA seen in the hospital from 24% between January 2000 and June 2003 to 49% between July 2003 and December 2006. ‘
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