Alain Le Coustumier
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The excision of the staphylococcal chromosomal cassette mec (SCCmec) from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains results in methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) strains. In… Continue Reading
Within a period of 2 1/2 years, Bordetella bronchiseptica was isolated four times from a 79-year-old woman with bronchopneumonia. We have demonstrated by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis that this… Continue Reading
We report a detailed characterization of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus isolates from five French hospitals negative for both the mecA and the ccrAB loci but positive for the… Continue Reading
B. petrii infection can persist in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The reemergence of gentamicin-susceptible (Gen(s)) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates in France between 1992 and 1996 was investigated using a phylogenetic approach… Continue Reading
We report a case of imported Plasmodium knowlesi malaria in a French tourist following a vacation in Thailand. This case shows, first, tourists may contract knowlesi malaria even only staying on the… Continue Reading
Fifteen tularaemia cases were identified after a holiday spent at a converted mill in the Vendee region in France, between 9 and 12 August 2004. The mill was visited, and descriptive, retrospective… Continue Reading
Burkholderia gladioli, primarily known as a plant pathogen, is involved in human infections, especially in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). In the present study, the first respiratory isolates… Continue Reading
OBJECTIVE This study had for aim to determine whether the epidemiologic features of animal and human tularemia observed in France could explain its re-emergence since 1993. MATERIALS AND METHODS A… Continue Reading
We previously reported the case of a human chronic Bordetella bronchiseptica respiratory infection, due to contact with infected rabbits. Lipopolysaccharides of the human isolates, of one rabbit… Continue Reading