Livestockassociated methicillin- resistant staphylococcus aureus in humans, Europe

Brigitte A.G.L. van Cleef, Dominique L. Monnet, Andreas Voss, Karina Krziwanek, Franz Allerberger, Marc Struelens, Helena Zemlickova, Robert L. Skov, Jaana Vuopio-Varkila, Christiane Cuny, Alexander W. Friedrich, Iris Spiliopoulou, Judit Pászti, Hjordis Hardardottir, Angela Rossney, Angelo Pan, Annalisa Pantosti, Michael Borg, Hajo Grundmann, Manica Mueller-PremruBarbro Olsson-Liljequist, Andreas Widmer, Stephan Harbarth, Alexander Schweiger, Serhat Unal, Jan A.J.W. Kluytmans

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Abstract

To estimate the proportion of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from humans that were sequence type (ST) 398, we surveyed 24 laboratories in 17 countries in Europe in 2007. Livestock-associated MRSA ST398 accounted for only a small proportion of MRSA isolates from humans; most were from the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Austria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-505
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2011

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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van Cleef, B. A. G. L., Monnet, D. L., Voss, A., Krziwanek, K., Allerberger, F., Struelens, M., Zemlickova, H., Skov, R. L., Vuopio-Varkila, J., Cuny, C., Friedrich, A. W., Spiliopoulou, I., Pászti, J., Hardardottir, H., Rossney, A., Pan, A., Pantosti, A., Borg, M., Grundmann, H., ... Kluytmans, J. A. J. W. (2011). Livestockassociated methicillin- resistant staphylococcus aureus in humans, Europe. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17(3), 502-505. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1703.101036