publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Nasal Carriage of Epidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus 15 (EMRSA-15) Clone Observed in Three Chicago-Area Long-Term Care Facilities

Sanchita Das; Christopher J. Anderson; Althea Grayes; Katherine Mendoza; Maureen Harazin; Donna M. Schora; Lance R. Peterson;
  • Published: 24 Jun 2013
  • Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Abstract
<jats:title>ABSTRACT</jats:title><jats:p>The spread of pandemic methicillin-resistant<jats:named-content xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" content-type="genus-species" xlink:type="simple">Staphylococcus aureus</jats:named-content>(MRSA) clones such as USA300 and EMRSA-15 is a global health concern. As a part of a surveillance study of three long-term care facilities in the Greater Chicago area, phenotypic and molecular characterization of nasal MRSA isolates was performed. We report a cluster of pandemic EMRSA-15, an MRSA clone rarely reported from the United States, detected during this study.</jats:p>
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutritionbacterial infections and mycoses
free text keywords: Epidemiology and Surveillance, Pharmacology (medical), Pharmacology, Infectious Diseases, Pandemic, clone (Java method), Microbiology, Carriage, Global health, Long-term care, Virology, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, business.industry, business
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