Previous healthcare exposure is the main antecedent for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage on hospital admission in Belgium.

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This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage upon hospital admission and to study the molecular epidemiology of MRSA in order to assess the proportion of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-positive community-associated (CA) and livestock-associated (LA) MRSA strains. Epidemiological data on MRSA carriage upon hospital admission (2006-2009) were collected in a compulsory, continuous, national MRSA surveillance in Belgian acute-care hospitals. Additionally, 328 MRSA strains in 2005 and 314 strains in 2008 were collected in a separat…

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