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High prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the surgical units of Mulago hospital in Kampala, Uganda

David P Kateete1, Sylvia Namazzi12, Moses Okee1, Alfred Okeng1, Hannington Baluku1, Nathan L Musisi2, Fred A Katabazi1, Moses L Joloba1, Robert Ssentongo3 and Florence C Najjuka1*

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1 Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda

2 Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Microbiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

3 Division of Plastic Surgery, Mulago National Referral and Teaching Hospital, Kampala, Uganda

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BMC Research Notes 2011, 4:326  doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-326

Published: 7 September 2011

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Primers and PCR conditions.

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Speciation, drug susceptibility testing and detection of virulence and antimicrobial resistance genes/determinants. NA, Not applicable; ND, Not detected; MSSA, Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus; MRSE, Methicillin Resistance Staphylococcus epidermidis.

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