New epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in the Middle East

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dc.contributor.author Tokajian, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-05T09:13:33Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-05T09:13:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2014
dc.date.issued 2016-04-05
dc.identifier.issn 1198-743X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3485
dc.description.abstract Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterial pathogen that is distributed worldwide and represents an increasing problem, both in hospitals and in the community. Global transmission of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) has been the subject of many studies. Determining the incidence of colonization with community-acquired MRSA in hospitalized patients and outpatients has been the aim of several studies conducted in the Middle East (western Asia). The local epidemiology within countries in this region is changing, owing to the introduction of new strains with the intercontinental exchange of several clones. Sequence type 80-MRSA-IV is one common clone detected in different countries within the region showing country-based differences, and hence more likely to form clonal lineages. MRSA is endemic in this region, and the burden and the difficulty in detecting imported strains are increasing. This is also increasing the risk of domestic and global transmission. To counter the threat associated with the high incidence of MRSA carriage and infections, systematic surveillance of both hospital and community isolates is required, along with appropriate measures designed to limit their spread. Additionally, antibiotic stewardship is needed to contain the further development of the observed resistance and to help in preserving antibiotics as precious therapeutic resources. It is critical for countries in this region to establish both national and international initiatives to develop better measurements designed to limit and control the spread of infections. Finally, more sequence-based studies are needed to better understand the pathogenicity and epidemiology of these important pathogens. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title New epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in the Middle East en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199736770 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection en_US
dc.journal.volume 20 en_US
dc.journal.issue 7 en_US
dc.article.pages 624-628 en_US
dc.keywords Epidemiology en_US
dc.keywords Methicillin-resistant S. aureus en_US
dc.keywords Middle East en_US
dc.keywords Resistance en_US
dc.keywords ST80-MRSA-IV en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1469-0691.12691 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Tokajian, S. (2014). New epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in the Middle East. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 20(7), 624-628. en_US
dc.author.email stokjian@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1469-0691.12691/full

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