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Visa

1. A document allowing a person to enter, study and/or work in a country in which the person is not a citizen. There are many types of visas; most have time limits and restrictions. Visa holders ordinarily are not permitted recourse to welfare or other public funds.

2. A financial services company that issues a large share of credit cards and debit cards in the United States and worldwide. It began as a credit card issued by Bank of America that was accepted by multiple merchants, and not simply by a single company. In 1970, Visa became its own company and revolutionized the way for which goods and services are paid, especially at the retail level. Because of Visa, customers may pay with a card almost everywhere and are not required to use cash or check.
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VISA and VRSA strains showed maximum resistance to amoxicillin, cefotaxime, cefoxitin and cefuroxime to which 100%> strains were resistant.
There is a possibility that these infections were caused by dissemination of a few clones of VRSA circulating in south of Iran but, we can neither confirm nor exclude this possibility.
The VRSA isolates from each patient were highly resistant to vancomycin (each MIC 1,024 [micro]g/mL) but susceptible to daptomycin, linezolid, quinupristin/dalfopristin, rifampin, tetracycline, and tigecycline.
The Harvard-wide Antibiotic Resistance Program is using this information to develop new ways to prevent and treat infection by MRSA, VRSA and VRE.
Increasing VRSA prevalence in the healthcare setting could result in considerable illness and death (21).
Previous investigations of VRSA demonstrated no transmission among contacts (5,6).
Alarmingly, US doctors discovered VRSA does not respond to vancomycin, the powerful drug which can beat MRSA.
Rohit George, who was responsible for supervising Xanders retail portfolio in India, has moved to Singapore and joined VRSA as managing director and an executive director on the board.
VRSA was not found in any of the patient's dose contacts, but one was found to carry a methicillin-resistant strain of S.
aureus was demonstrated in the laboratory in 1992 (4); the first clinical infection with VRSA was reported in July 2002 (5).
Chrissie's daughter survived only a few hours, Jess and Zubin's child died during the VRSA outbreak, and now Connie has to make an agonising decision over baby Grace, born seven weeks premature with brain damage.
Q We would appreciate your advice and comments regarding screening for VRSA (vancomycin-resistant S aureus).