Summary of findings: Rates of MRSA infection in blood and other sites were falling before intensification of infection-control measures in 2006. This, together with strain-specific changes in MRSA isolation, strongly suggests that incompletely understood biological factors are responsible for the much recent variation in MRSA isolation. A major, mainly meticillin-sensitive, S aureus burden remains.
Chief Investigator: Dr David Wyllie
Research location: OUH NHS Trust
Approval date: 04 Mar 2010