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In the medical setting, how prevalent are strains of Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (bacterium)? Any statistical data would be helpful.....



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You can find a report on incidence at
http://www.slackinc.com/general/iche/stor1096/thru.htm
The Virtual Museum of bacteria, at
http://www.bacteriamuseum.org
contains general information about bacteria, including antibiotic resistance, and in the near future will contain specialized information on S. aureus

Dr. Trudy Wassenaar


I don't have those figures for you but you can probably find them at www.CDC.gov. this is the site for the Centers for Disease Control and their job is to keep track of these things. I bet if you go to a search engine (ie yahoo.com, etc.) and search under +"CDC" +"vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus" you might even get to the right page.

Vanhoeck



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