Evidence for Community Transmission of Community-Associated but Not Health-Care-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Strains Linked to Social and Material Deprivation: Spatial Analysis of Cross-sectional Data

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Kretzschmar, MEE, Tosas Auguet, O, Betley, JR, Stabler, R, Patel, A, Ioannou, A, Marbach, H, Hearn, P, Aryee, A, Goldenberg, SD, Otter, JA, Desai, N, Karadag, T, Grundy, C, Gaunt, M, Cooper, BS, Edgeworth, JD and Kypraios, T. 2016. Evidence for Community Transmission of Community-Associated but Not Health-Care-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Strains Linked to Social and Material Deprivation: Spatial Analysis of Cross-sectional Data. [Online]. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom. Available from: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001944

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Identifying and tackling the social determinants of infectious diseases has become a public health priority following the recognition that individuals with lower socioeconomic status are disproportionately affected by infectious diseases. In many parts of the world, epidemiologically and genotypically defined community-associated (CA) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains have emerged to become frequent causes of hospital infection. The aim of this study was to use spatial models with adjustment for area-level hospital attendance to determine the transmission niche of genotypically defined CA- and health-care-associated (HA)-MRSA strains across a diverse region of South East London and to explore a potential link between MRSA carriage and markers of social and material deprivation.

Published in a 3rd party system Date: 26 January 2016
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Data Creators(s): Kretzschmar, MEE, Tosas Auguet, O, Betley, JR, Stabler, R, Patel, A, Ioannou, A, Marbach, H, Hearn, P, Aryee, A, Goldenberg, SD, Otter, JA, Desai, N, Karadag, T, Grundy, C, Gaunt, M, Cooper, BS, Edgeworth, JD and Kypraios, T
LSHTM Faculty/Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Pathogen Molecular Biology
Participating Institutions: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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