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Survey of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from two hospitals in El Paso, Texas

O'Brien, F.G., Lim, T.T., Winnett, D.C., Coombs, G.W., Pearson, J.C., Delgado, A., Langevin, M.J., Cantore, S.A., Gonzalez, L. and Gustafson, J.E. (2005) Survey of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from two hospitals in El Paso, Texas. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 43 (6). pp. 2969-2972.

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Abstract

Seventy-one percent of 76 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains isolated from two medical centers in El Paso, Texas, represent three similar pulsed-field gel electrophoresis types. Overall, six pulsed-field types were identified represented by multilocus sequence/staphylococcal chromosomal cassette DNA mec (SCCmec) types: ST5-MRSA-II; ST36-MRSA-II; ST8 (untypeable SCCmec); and a newly described clonal cluster 8 strain, ST507-MRSA-IV. This study demonstrates the presence of multiple-antibiotic- resistant epidemic MRSA clones in El Paso.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Copyright: © 2005, American Society for Microbiology.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/32106
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