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Staphylococcal Infection in California: Strain Dominancy and Trends, a Good Day Against Superbug

Version 1 : Received: 3 April 2019 / Approved: 5 April 2019 / Online: 5 April 2019 (11:46:16 CEST)

How to cite: Witwit, H. Staphylococcal Infection in California: Strain Dominancy and Trends, a Good Day Against Superbug. Preprints 2019, 2019040059 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201904.0059.v1). Witwit, H. Staphylococcal Infection in California: Strain Dominancy and Trends, a Good Day Against Superbug. Preprints 2019, 2019040059 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201904.0059.v1).

Abstract

In California, an average of 41,900 patients are diagnosed annually with Staphylococcus bacterial infection; out of these, 24,090 patients have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection and 17,810 patients have methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infection. The aim of this paper is to find out whether there is a significant difference in strain dominancy and in what direction. The paper gathered and analyzed data for period of five years of infection rate due to Staphylococcus aureus. This study indicates that a significant difference in dominancy exists, the MRSA infection rate (an average of five years period) is 1.35 times higher than the MSSA infection rate (P-value < 0.05, CI: 95%), but the gap between the two infection rates is decreasing. The infection rate of both MRSA and MSSA is in a path of decline.

Subject Areas

methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus; statistics; superbug; hormone; prevention

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