Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA)

The graph above shows the annual rate since 2008 of community-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections per 100,000 of the population, by 3 geographically distinct areas in Western Australia (WA). For the purpose of this information, the WA areas are divided as:
  • Remote: Kimberley, Pilbara, Midwest and Goldfields.
  • Rural: Wheatbelt, Southwest and Great Southern.
  • Metro: Perth metropolitan area.

  • Notes:
    Please see here for information in MRSA.

    MRSA is a notfiable condition in WA and monitoring of CA-MRSA is undertaken to show the extent of the burden of CA-MRSA, and which areas and people of the state are most affected. This knowledge will help WA Health, hospitals, and community health workers to target health interventions to areas of need.

    Population rates and the number of infections by each health region are available by clicking on each region below.
  • Goldfields
  • Great Southern
  • Kimberley
  • Metropolitan
  • Midwest
  • Pilbara
  • Southwest
  • Wheatbelt

  • Source
    Healthcare Infection Surveillance WA (HISWA), Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Department of Health WA.