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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Volume 18, Issue 6, Pages 357-362
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2007/597123
Original Article

Prevalence of USA300 Colonization or Infection and Associated Variables During an Outbreak of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Marginalized Urban Population

Mark Gilbert,1,2 Judy MacDonald,3,4 Marie Louie,5,6,7,8 Dan Gregson,3,5,6,9 Kunyan Zhang,3,5,6,7,9,10 Sameer Elsayed,3,5,7,9 Kevin Laupland,3,4,5,6,9,10 Diane Nielsen,3 Virginia Wheeler,3 Tara Lye,3 and John Conly3,5,6,7,9,10

1Canadian Field Epidemiology Program, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
3Calgary Health Region, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
4Departments of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
6Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
7Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
8Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
9Calgary Laboratory Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
10Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Received 22 May 2007; Accepted 7 August 2007

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How to Cite this Article

Mark Gilbert, Judy MacDonald, Marie Louie, et al., “Prevalence of USA300 Colonization or Infection and Associated Variables During an Outbreak of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Marginalized Urban Population,” Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 357-362, 2007. https://doi.org/10.1155/2007/597123.