Can MLVA differentiate among endemic-like MRSA isolates with identical spa-type in a low-prevalence region?

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Anita Blomfeldt; Abdullahi Abdi Hasan; Hege Vangstein Aamot;
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  • Journal: volume 11,issue 2issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203
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  • Subject: MRSA | Molecular Biology | Microbial pathogens | Research Article | Bacteria | Infectious Disease Control | Infectious Diseases | Pathology and laboratory medicine | Geographical Locations | Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus | Epidemiology | Epidemiological Methods and Statistics | Pathogens | People and Places | Molecular Biology Techniques | Staphylococcus | Health Care Providers | Europe | Disease Surveillance | Health Care | Staphylococcus aureus | PFGE | Infectious Disease Surveillance | Biology and Life Sciences | Research and Analysis Methods | Genotyping | Microbiology | Medicine | Bacterial pathogens | Allied Health Care Professionals | Q | Medical microbiology | R | Health Care Facilities | Science | Norway | Organisms | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing homes | Cloning
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The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Norway is low, but an endemic-like MRSA clone with Staphylococcal protein A (spa)-type t304 has been established especially in nursing homes in the Oslo region causing several large outbreaks. The c... View more
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