Marked Dominance of methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus among Iraqi Patients
Keywords:MRSA, Staphylococcus aureus, mecA, Baghdad
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in human beings and animals stands out as
one of the leading pathogens causing nosocomial and community infections. Likewise, slightly increasing
drug resistance in MRSA has narrowed the treatment choices. This work focuses on estimating the prevalence
of MRSA in Baghdad, Iraq. A total of 130 specimens were collected from patients visiting various hospitals
in Baghdad, Iraq. The present results revealed that 50 (92.6%) isolates were identified as Staphylococcus
aureus. Noticeably, mecA gene was detected in 44 (88%) isolates. Hence, the light must be shed on this
marked prevalence of methicillin resistant S. aureus.
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