Researchers from the UK, Netherlands, and Germany describe efforts to establish a database for doing prospective surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the UK and Ireland. The team did genome sequencing on 1,013 MRSA isolates, which had been collected in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland between 2001 and 2010 and submitted to the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

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