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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.ORCID: 0000-0003-1635-6506, 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.

Item 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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