Novel Lineage of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Hong Kong

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Author(s)

  • Luca Guardabassi
  • Margie O'Donoghue
  • Arshnee Moodley
  • Jeff Ho
  • Maureen Boost

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1998-2000
Number of pages3
Journal / PublicationEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume15
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Abstract

To determine whether spa type of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pigs belonged to sequence type (ST) 398, we analyzed nasal swabs from pig carcasses at Hong Kong markets in 2008. ST9 belonging to spa type t899 was found for 16/100 samples, which indicates that a distinct lineage has emerged in pigs.

Research Area(s)

  • FIELD GEL-ELECTROPHORESIS, PREVALENCE, STRAINS, CLONES, PIGS

Citation Format(s)

Novel Lineage of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Hong Kong. / Guardabassi, Luca; O'Donoghue, Margie; Moodley, Arshnee; Ho, Jeff; Boost, Maureen.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 15, No. 12, 12.2009, p. 1998-2000.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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