University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, Newyork, New Zealand
Is COVID-19 really sparing children?
Author(s): Jia Kangbai*
Background Staphylococcus aureus is an important nosocomial pathogen worldwide, with two major Classes Methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and Methicillin sensitive S. aureus (MSSA). Aim To compare the distribution frequency and antimicrobial sensitivity of MRSA and MSSA S. aureus isolates in different clinical specimen from hospitalized Iraqi patients. Materials and Methods S. aureus isolates from clinical specimens were investigated in 203 hospitalizes patients with wide range of ages during the period from February to May 2017. API and Vitek were used for identification and a panel of antibiotics was used to define the antimicrobial sensitivity of the isolates. Results The highest S. aureus isolates were from burn swab (35%), followed by urine specimen and blood samples with (30 and 26% respectively). MSSA isolates represents (57.5%) of the total and the rest was MRSA isolates (.. Read More»