• 1 Hospital Seremban


An outbreak of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Seremban Hospital is reported. The pattern of colonisation and infection with the MRSA was studied for the 1 year period between May 1987 till April 1988. There were few serious MRSA infections. The majority of patients were either colonised or superficially infected. The organism was resistant to all Penicillins, Gentamicin and most Cephalosporins. Netilmicin and Amikacin have shown good activity against MRSA.