County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
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Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Acute Communicable Disease Control
"Staph" or Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (CAMRSA) Information
MRSA in Los Angeles County
Summary of CA-MRSA Infections in Los Angeles County
Radio Interviews on MRSA in LA County
- Los Angeles County: Annual
Morbidity Reports (1/31/11)
Community Associated Methicillin-Resistant
Staphylococcus Aureus: an Emerging
Infectious Disease in Los Angeles County
(The Public's Health, July/Aug 2005) Provides short summary of
disease burden and includes clinical, epidemiological and laboratory hallmarks.
Recommendations provided regarding treatment, decolonization, education, infection
control and notification.
Public Health Dispatch: Outbreaks of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant
Staphylococcus aureus Skin Infections - Los Angeles County, California, 2002-2003
(MMWR Weekly, Feb. 7, 2003; also in
The Publicís Health, Feb. 2003*)
This report describes investigations of CA-MRSA in Los Angeles County.
- MRSA Outbreak in Los Angeles County: A Model of Response, Control, and Prevention
(NACCHO Exchange, Summer 2003) Highlights of the Los Angeles County
Department of Health Servicesí experiences with simultaneous outbreaks of MRSA
skin infections in its jail system, MSM population, a university athletic team,
and a newborn nursery.
Athletes & Sports Teams
Men Who Have Sex With Men
Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates
Causing Healthcare-associated Infections
(Emerging Infectious Diseases, February 2007) Methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the most frequently identified antimicrobial
drugĖresistant pathogen in US hospitals.
Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection
Among Healthy Newborns - Chicago and Los Angeles County, 2004
(MMWR Weekly, March 31, 2006) This report describes two independent
investigations by local health departments, assisted by CDC, into outbreaks of MRSA
skin infection among otherwise healthy, full-term newborns delivered at hospitals in
Chicago, Illinois, and LA County, California.
Community-Acquired MRSA Skin/Soft Tissue Infection Rates Increasing. Community-Acquired
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
(Medscape Medical News, March 2006) should be considered in the
differential diagnosis of patients presenting with skin and soft tissue infections.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Community-Acquired Skin Infections
(Emerging Infectious Diseases, June 2005)
A Prospective Investigation of Risk Factors for Community-Acquired MRSA in a
(Presentation to the Infectious Diseases Society of America's 2004
Conference) This study was conducted to identify the risk factors of patients
hospitalized with MRSA.
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