A marked rise in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates has been detected between 2003 and 2004 in Finland. There has also been an increase in the number of MRSA bloodstream infections. A total of 849 MRSA isolates have so far (from 1 January to 10 September 2004) been notified to the Finnish National Infectious Disease Register (NIDR) in 2004 (78-148 per month). This is already more than the total number of MRSA isolates detected during the whole of 2003.
Auteur : Lyytikainen O, Agthe N, Virolainen Julkunen A, Vuopio Varkila J
Eurosurveillance, 2004, vol. 8, n°. 38