Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 from Human Patients, Upper Austria
Published Date:May 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(5):766-769.
Aged, 80 And Over
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Description:Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clonal type ST398 is usually associated with animals. We examined 1,098 confirmed MRSA samples from human patients and found that 21 were MRSA ST398. Most (16) patients were farmers. Increasing prevalence from 1.3% (2006) to 2.5% (2008) shows emergence of MRSA ST398 in humans in Austria.
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