Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been held responsible for 364 deaths in England Wales in 2011. However, there has been a decline in the number of deaths, in comparison to the previous year's figures', which accounted for 485.
In a majority of the cases, where the infection was related to bacterial species Staphylococcus aureus, was termed to be the reason behind the infection, 57% of them were due to MRSA. There was an increase in such cases from 50% reported in the year 2010.
Figures revealed by the Office for National Statistics highlighted that during the year 2011, 638 death certificates formed; stated S. aureus are the root cause. Out of the total, one out of the four cases was subjected to be due to MSRA. The total proportion of cases where the deaths were directly linked to MRSA stood at 17.86%.
Statistical reports unveiled that in case of England, during the years 2001-05, amongst every 100,000 people, 6.7 were related to MSRA. However, between the year 2006 and 2008, it rose to 8.0 deaths due to the bacterium.
In case of Wales, the rise was reported to be more; it accounted for 7.5 more deaths per 100,000 and rose to 8.7.
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