|Peter Nyasulu at the 4th ICAN Conference|
Peter Nyasulu did a presentation to the Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN) 4th Conference, Cape Town November 27-29, 2012 The presentation which is based on his PHD work registered at the University of the Witwatersrand was entitled “Antimicrobial resistance among clinical isolates of invasive Staphylococcus aureus from seven academic hospitals in South Africa over a 12 months period” In his discussions and conclusion, the study found that high rates of Staphylococcus aureus resistance were observed among in-patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia. The study also found out that Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was 54.1%, but higher in <5 years 63.3% compared to other ages p=<0.001. It was also observed that there was an enhanced infection control in hospital settings and recommended reinforcement of continued surveillance of antimicrobial resistance. Peter is a CARTA fellow, cohort 1 and teaches at the University of Witwatersrand.