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Man ill with drug-resistant infection

January 30, 2013
The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a confirmed case of invasive community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus involving an 82-year-old man.
 
He fell ill on January 15. He sought medical consultation at Princess Margaret Hospital the following day and was admitted for further treatment.
 
He tested positive for CA-MRSA. He is stable.
 
He has no recent travel history.
 
MRSA is a type of Staphylococcus aureus that is resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. It is a common infection worldwide.


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