Livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) among MRSA from humans across the EU/EEA, 2013: ECDC survey
The survey results show more frequent detections and geographical dispersion of LA-MRSA in humans in the EU/EEA since 2007, and highlight the public health and veterinary importance of LA-MRSA as a ‘One Health’ issue. The ECDC advocates for periodic systematic surveys or integrated multi-sectorial surveillance to facilitate control measures.
Characterisation of MRSA from Malta and the description of a Maltese epidemic MRSA strain.
Malta has one of the highest prevalence rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Europe, as demonstrated by EARSS (European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System) data.