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Transmission dynamics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a medical intensive care unit in India

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a global pathogen and an important but seldom investigated cause of morbidity and mortality in lower and middle-income countries where it can place a major burden on limited resources. Quantifying nosocomial transmission in resource-poor settings is difficult because molecular typing methods are prohibitively expensive. Mechanistic statistical models can overcome this problem with minimal cost. We analyse the transmission dynamics of MRSA ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0020604

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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS One Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
7
Article number:
e20604
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Source identifiers:
223877
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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