MRSA Research

Texas Jail Study Team

MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacterium that causes a number of difcciult-to-treat infections. Each year, 90,000 Americans suffer from invasive MRSA infection. Approximately 20,000 die as a result. Many are children. Since 2004, Dr. Michael David has studied the epidemiology of MRSA in the U.S. in conjunction with other investigators from the Infection Prevention Programs and the MRSA Research Center.   Key studies  have included investigations in  jails, rural Alaska, at academic medical centers, and among cystic fibrosis patients. Currently, Dr. David is leading a study aimed at limiting the transmission of MRSA in the Dallas County Jail and on a project aimed at modeling MRSA transmission in the city of Chicago.


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