Strategies to Control Community-Associated Antimicrobial Resistance Among Enteric Bacteria and MRSA in Canada: A comprehensive review

Publication Summary

Although much research exists on the control of hospital-acquired resistant infections, currently no comprehensive synthesis or review of the literature exists on the control of antimicrobial resistant organism infections within the community. In particular, there is little synthesis of information on those infections that represent a large component of community level impact, namely resistant enteric bacteria and community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). The objective of this work was to conduct a formal, comprehensive review of control strategies and interventions available to reduce both the development of antimicrobial resistant enteric bacteria, specifically Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., verocytotoxigenic Escherichia coli, Shigella spp., and CA-MRSA, and the spread of such infections within Canadian communities.