MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) and other HRMO ( Highly Resistant Micro-Organisms) are the most common cause of bacteraemia (the presence of bacteria in the blood) and is the cause of many hospital acquired infections. The Netherlands has a strict policy when it comes to infection prevention and has taken a systematic approach to prevent the MRSA germ from spreading. MRSA has become an endemic inhabitant of many hospitals all over the world, both overseas and in Europe.
The Netherlands has succeeded in maintaining one of the lowest MRSA rates in the world.
Due to the strict health care regulations you are required to undergo MRSA/HRMO screening upon arrival to the Netherlands and prior to your admission into the hospital.
MRSA policy in the Netherlands
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