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Dissemination of new methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones in the community

Okuma, K., Iwakawa, K., Turnidge, J.D., Grubb, W.B., Bell, J.M., O'Brien, F.G., Coombs, G.W., Pearman, J.W., Tenover, F.C., Kapi, M., Tiensasitorn, C., Ito, T. and Hiramatsu, K. (2002) Dissemination of new methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones in the community. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 40 (11). pp. 4289-4294.

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Abstract

Multiple methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clones carrying type IV staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec were identified in the community-acquired MRSA strains of both the United States and Australia. They multiplied much faster than health-care-associated MRSA and were resistant to fewer nonbeta-lactam antibiotics. They seem to have been derived from more diverse S. aureus populations than health-care-associated MRSA strains.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Copyright: © 2002, American Society for Microbiology
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/32118
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