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Severe disease caused by community-associated MRSA ST398 Type V, Australia, 2017

Coombs, G.W.ORCID: 0000-0003-1635-6506, Pang, S., Daley, D.A., Lee, Y.T., Abraham, S. and Leroi, M. (2019) Severe disease caused by community-associated MRSA ST398 Type V, Australia, 2017. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 25 (1). pp. 190-192.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2501.181136
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Abstract

Using whole-genome sequencing, we identified a community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) sequence type (ST) 398 type V (5C2&5) isolate (typically found in China) in Australia in 2017. This CA-MRSA ST398 variant was highly virulent, similar to other related CA-MRSAs of ST398. This strain should be monitored to prevent more widespread dissemination.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: National Center for Infectious Diseases
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/42993
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