Outbreak of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin–Associated Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Infection in a Rugby Team, France, 2010–2011
Published Date:Jan 2016
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 22(1):96-99.
Outbreak Of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin–Associated Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus Aureus Infection In A Rugby Team, France, 2010–2011
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4696688
Description:Staphylococcus aureus strains that produce Panton-Valentine leukocidin are known to cause community infections. We describe an outbreak of skin abscesses caused by Panton-Valentine leukocidin-producing methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (clonal complex 121) in a professional rugby team in France during July 2010-February 2011. Eight team members were carriers; 7 had skin abscesses.
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