publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Population structure of Staphylococcus aureus in China

Yan, Xiaomei;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
The present PhD research was aimed at analysing the population structure of Staphylococcus aureus in China. Between 2000 and 2005 we found that patients from a single Chinese hospital showed increasing trends in antimicrobial resistance. Among methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), resistance against rifampicin doubled to 68%. Staphylococcal food poisoning (SFP) is frequent in China. Two predominant S. aureus lineages, ST6 and ST943, were identified causing outbreaks of SFP in Southern China between 2006 and 2009. An investigation on 590 slaughter pigs in Northern China showed that the major type of methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) was ST398 (61.1%) and a...
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