First report on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus of Spa type T037, Sequence type 239, SCCmec type III/IIIA in Malaysia

V Neela, HG Moghaddam, Alex Belkum, Deborah A Horst - Kreft, NS Mariana, EG Rad

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Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from Malaysia were shown to possess staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec)-III and IIIA. Spa sequencing and multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) documented t037 and ST 239 (CC8) for 83.3% of the isolates. This confirms observations in several other Far Eastern countries and corroborates the epidemicity of this clone.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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