Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is responsible for a
large number of antibiotic resistant infections worldwide. Understanding the epidemiology
and identifying the molecular characteristics of MRSA is elemental in designing
infection control plans to minimize the risks associated with these infections.
The prevalence of MRSA varies between the different geographic regions. In Egypt,
such knowledge is sparse, with a limited number of isolated studies reporting the infection
rate of MRSA in select parts of the country. This work summarizes the few
published reports that described MRSA prevalence and types in Egypt.
Keywords: Epidemiology, MLST, MRSA, SCCmec, Staphylococcus, Methicillin.
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