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ISSN: 2157-7145

Journal of Forensic Research
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Molecular Typing of Staphylococcus aureus: Understanding and Controlling Epidemic Spread

Sima Tokajian*

Genomics and Proteomics Research Lab, Department of Biology, Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon

*Corresponding Author:
Sima Tokajian
Genomics and Proteomics Research Lab
Department of Biology
Lebanese American University
Byblos, Lebanon
Tel: +9619547263 (ext 2861)
Fax: +9619546262
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: March 23, 2012; Accepted date: March 23, 2012; Published date: March 25, 2012

Citation: Tokajian S (2012) Molecular Typing of Staphylococcus aureus: Understanding and Controlling Epidemic Spread. J Forensic Res 3:e104. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000e104

Copyright: © 2012 Tokajian S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections continue to spread worldwide. From an epidemiological perspective, risk factors for hospital acquired (HA) infections are most associated, but not limited to, with invasive medical devices, prolonged hospitalization, and surgical procedures. Strains causing infections in patients without risk factors for MRSA are known as community acquired (CA-MRSA). The line between HA- and CA-MRSA is blurring and clones of this pathogen are spreading across geographical borders due to international travel. Strain typing is an important component of epidemiological investigations that should be done to identify outbreak-related strains and hence to control new waves of MRSA infections both locally and internationally.

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