Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in horses and horse personnel: An investigation of several outbreaks

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Duijkeren, van, E.; Moleman, M.; Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, M.M.S.; Multem, J.; Troelstra, A.; Fluit, A.C.; Wamel, W.J.B.; Houwers, D.J.; Neeling, de, A.J.; Wagenaar, J.A.;
  • Subject: MRSA | chromosome | netherlands | field gel-electrophoresis | community | Horse | prevalence | Environment | Transmission | colonization | infections | animals | st398 | Staphylococcus aureus

At the Veterinary Microbiological Diagnostic Center, the Netherlands, the percentage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates found in equine clinical samples increased from 0% in 2002 to 37% in 2008. MRSA of spa-type t064, belonging to MLST ST8 an... View more
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