Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium normally found on the skin and nose of healthy people. Sometimes it can cause an infection. It can also develop resistance to antibiotics; it is then called MRSA. MRSA is spread from one person to another by contact, usually on the hands of caregivers.
Ontario hospitals report MRSA rates at the end of every quarter.
MRSA Rates at Kemptville District Hospital: 2013
|Reporting Period||Number of new cases of MRSA||MRSA rate|
|January – March||0||0.00 per 1000 patient days|
|April – June||0||0.00 per 1000 patient days|
|July – September|
|October – December|