Merja Rantala


Curriculum Vitae

Clinical advisor (clinical microbiology). Research projects: clinical microbiology and multiresistant animal pathogens such as MRSA, MRSP and ESBL as well as their epidemiology; antimicrobial use, clinical diagnostics (infectious diseases). Other interests: hospital hygienie, prevention and control of hospital outbreaks 

Latest publications

  1. Genetic resistance determinants to fusidic acid and chlorhexidine in variably susceptible staphylococci from dogs

    Frosini, S-M., Bond, R., Rantala, M. H. J., Grönthal, T. S. C., Rankin, S., O'Shea, K., Timofte, D., Schmidt, V., Lindsay, J. & Loeffler, A., 25 Apr 2019, In : BMC Microbiology. 19, 10 p., 81.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. FINRES-Vet 2016-2017: Finnish Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring and Consumption of Antimicrobial Agents

    Nykäsenoja, S., Pohjanvirta, T., Biström, M., Raunio-Saarnisto, M., Kaartinen, L., Helin-Soilevaara, H., Pekkanen, K., Kivilahti-Mäntylä, K., Nevalainen, M., Rantala, M. & Grönthal, T., 10 Dec 2018, Helsinki: Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira. 57 p. (Evira publications; no. 5/2018)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

  3. Sharing more than friendship – transmission of NDM-5 ST167 and CTX-M-9 ST69 Escherichia coli between dogs and humans in a family, Finland, 2015

    Grönthal, T. S. C., Österblad, M., Eklund, M., Jalava, J., Nykäsenoja, S., Pekkanen, K. & Rantala, M., 5 Jul 2018, In : Eurosurveillance. 23, 27, p. 13-22 10 p., 1700497.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in Finland / Thomas Grönthal

    Merja Rantala (Supervisor), Heli Piiparinen (Supervisor), Satu Marja Sankari (Director)
    29 Jun 2017

    Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

  2. Kummalliset kirjainlyhenteet vastaanotolla (ESBL, MRSA)

    Merja Rantala (Speaker)
    2 Dec 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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Latest prizes

  1. Vuoden eläinlääkäri, 2017

    Merja Rantala (Recipient), 6 May 2017

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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