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bioMerieux Adds Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Screening Tool to its Arsenal
Date:10/28/2009

de healthcare professionals with relevant tools to identify, monitor, prevent, and track resistance.

References:

(1) Marchaim D. et al. The burden of methicillin-resistance Staphylococcus aureus infections on patients hospitalized in the US. 46th ICAAC meeting, San Francisco (USA), September 28, 2006 Abstract K-791

(2) Roberts R. et al. Hospital and Societal Costs of Antimicrobial-Resistant Infections in a Chicago Teaching Hospital: Implications for Antibiotic Stewardship. CID 2009:49 (15 October)

About MRSA Survivors Network

MRSA Survivors Network is a nonprofit organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to raising awareness for MRSA, campaigning for change, and giving vital support to those who have been afflicted with MRSA or lost loved ones.

MRSA Survivors Network was founded in 2003 by Jeanine Thomas, a survivor of MRSA, sepsis osteomylitis, and C. difficile. She became critically ill and nearly died from ankle surgery. Because of her experience, she has dedicated herself to raise awareness, campaign for new laws, and give support to those whose lives have been affected by MRSA.

Jeanine Thomas was the first patient advocate in the U.S. to raise alarm about MRSA and healthcare-acquired infections. MRSA Survivors Network has initiated groundbreaking legislation in the state of Illinois and works with other advocates in other states and on a federal level. MRSA Survivors Network partners with advocates in the UK and other countries to formulate global alliances to raise awareness for MRSA and antimicrobial resistance.

About bioMerieux

Advancing Diagnostics to Improve Public Health

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for 45 years, bioMerieux is present in more than 150 countries through 39 subsidiaries and a large network of distributors. In 2008, revenues reached euro
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