Researchers have used genome sequencing to understand the spread of MRSA in a resource-limited hospital with high transmission rates.

Examining single base changes in the genomes of MRSA isolates allowed researchers to infer the most likely transmission routes between infected patients. Transmission events were observed between patients within the ICU, and also between patients and staff members. These results are in contrast to a previous study performed in the UK where patient-to-patient MRSA transmission in the ICU was rare.

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