Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Coming out of blog-silence (caused by lack of time, and general disorganisation) to list these sources of information on PVL MRSA (Panton Valentine Leukocidin), the strain of MRSA that was featured on the BBC radio news yesterday.

Interim guidance on diagnosis and management of PVL-associated Staphylococcal infections in the UK (Department of Health)

Panton-Valentine leukocidin positive MRSA in 2003: the Dutch situation (a report in the online journal Eurosurveillance)

and, perhaps most relevantly at this time,

Hospital-associated transmission of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) positive community-associated MRSA in the West Midlands (a report in CDR Weekly, from the Health Protection Agency)

There may, of course, be material in things about MRSA in general:
this quick search of INTUTE would be a good place to start.

For research literature on PVL,
click here for a search of PubMed (but remember that PubMed does not always link to University of Leicester full text)