MRSA Denmark corroborates a zoonotic reservoir with transmission to humans

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major cause of healthcare-associated (HA), community-associated (CA) and livestock-associated (LA) infections.

 

Recently, the discovery of human and bovine MRSA isolates carrying a new mecA gene homologue, mecALGA251 (now designated mecC), has caused concern because they are not detected by conventional, confirmatory tests for MRSA.

In this study, the epidemiology of the mecC isolates in Denmark was investigated by screening the national collections of MRSA cases (from 1988 onwards) and S. aureus bacteraemia cases.

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Clin Microbiol Infect 2013; 19: E16–E22
A. R. Larsen, Department of Microbiological Surveillance and Research,
Denmark corroborates a zoonotic reservoi
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Denmark, a Nationwide Study in a Country with Low Prevalence of MRSA Infection
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, Apr. 2005, p. 1836–1842
doi:10.1128/JCM.43.4.1836–1842.2005
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