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2005 - Annual survey of MRSA


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) national surveillance is based on regular surveys. For these surveys, hospital and community laboratories are requested to refer to ESR all MRSA isolated during a specified period, usually one month. These surveys provide a useful and representative 'snapshot' of the overall epidemiology of MRSA in New Zealand. The surveys were conducted annually between 2000 and 2015, with less frequent surveys thereafter.