Community-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Uruguay
Published Date:Jun 2005
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 11(6):973-976.
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Keywords: Molecular Epidemiology
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Description:A novel, methicillin-resistant [corrected] Staphylococcus aureus clone (Uruguay clone) with a non-multidrug-resistant phenotype caused a large outbreak, including 7 deaths, in Montevideo, Uruguay. The clone was distinct from the highly virulent community clone represented by strain MW2, although both clones carried Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene and cna gene.
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