Category Archives: MRSA

Bacterial Whole Genome Sequencing And The Clinic: The Future Is Almost Here

I heard this talk almost a year ago*, so I’m glad this paper is finally out (I’ll translate into English below; boldface mine): The increasing prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria is a serious global challenge. Here, we studied prospectively whether … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This NY Times Picture? (The Tb Edition)

So the NY Times has a good story about the rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis in China; it’s worth checking out. But this picture associated with it made me do a spittake. Can you guess why? That’s right. It’s a system … Continue reading

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So How Will the Ag Lobby Explain This?

A brand spanking new paper in mBio describes how a clone of MRSA (the bacterium methicillin rensitive Staphylococcus aureus), known as ST398, long-associated with agriculture including pigs gained its methicillin and tetracylcine resistance. Surprise! It happened in the agricultural setting. … Continue reading

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The Left Does “Give a Fig About Science”–For Its Own Sake

Every day, I go to work and “beat the Judeo-Christian moral tradition into submission in the service of managerial progressivism.” Or something.
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Staph in Food: Reservoirs of Resistance and the Need to Embiggen Research

To understand reservoirs of resistance, let’s settle the issue and really fund this thing.
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Posted in Agriculture, Funding, MRSA | 6 Comments

A Question About the NYT Hospital Infection Article

A question for the hivemind.
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JUST WASH YOUR DAMN HANDS! (Haven’t said that in a while…)
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The Ngrams of MRSA, staphylococcus, and Staphylococcus

Patterns of use and surges of disease. And what the hell is an M.R.S.A.?
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Methicillin Resistance in S. aureus: A Clinical ‘Wild Type’

In several U.S. states, most clinical S. aureus are methicillin-resistant.
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Two Thoughts About MRSA ST239

Waiting three years to find out about an infectious disease problem.
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