Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Sequence Type 239-III, Ohio, USA, 2007-2009

Wang, Shu-Hua; Khan, Yosef; Hines, Lisa; Mediavilla, José R.; Zhang, Liangfen; Chen, Liang; Hoet, Armando; Bannerman, Tammy; Pancholi, Preeti; Robinson, D. Ashley; Kreiswirth, Barry N.; Stevenson, Kurt B.
October 2012
Emerging Infectious Diseases;Oct2012, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p1557
Academic Journal
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a human pathogen that has diverse molecular heterogeneity. Most MRSA strains in the United States are pulsed-field gel electrophoresis USA100 sequence type (ST) 5 and USA300 ST8. Infections with MRSA ST239-III are common and found during health care-associated outbreaks. However, this strain has been rarely reported in the United States.


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