Methicillin-susceptible, Doxycycline-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Côte d’Ivoire
Published Date:Mar 2007
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 13(3):488-490.
Corporate Authors:Working Group on Cutaneous Infections in the Army
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Soft Tissue Infections
Staphylococcal Skin Infections
Description:We report 2 outbreaks of Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive, doxycycline-resistant, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infections in French soldiers operating in Côte d'Ivoire. In a transssectional survey, nasal carriage of this strain was found in 2.9% of 273 soldiers about to be sent to Côte d'Ivoire and was associated with prior malaria prophylaxis with doxycycline.
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