This study focuses on the community transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Singapore population.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a type of bacterium that has developed resistance to methicillin and other types of antibiotics. MRSA is usually harmless but may enter the body through breaks in skin and cause skin infections. There have been very few studies of MRSA outside hospitals, so little is known about how MRSA spreads in the community. We are doing this study to get a better understanding of how common MRSA is in the Singapore population, how long people carry MRSA for, and how easily it is passed on between people in the same household. The information from this study will help us to understand if specific measures are needed to control MRSA outside hospitals.
You can learn more about this project at nus-mrsa.strikingly.com.