Carmen Lozano

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The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in slaughter pigs, to characterize the recovered isolates, and to investigate their genomic relatedness. Nasal swabs were collected from 53 finishing-pigs (F-pigs) and 53 suckling-piglets (S-piglets) at two different abattoirs(More)
S. aureus nasal carriage was investigated in 278 healthy humans, determining the antibiotic resistance mechanisms, virulence traits, and genetic lineages of recovered isolates. Nasal samples were cultured in specific media for S. aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) recovery. S. aureus was detected in 53 of 278 nasal samples (19.1%): MRSA was(More)
This paper investigates the relationships among controlled language (CL), machine translation (MT) quality, and post-editing (PE). Previous research has shown that the use of CL improves the quality of MT. By extension, we assume that the use of CL will lead to greater productivity or reduced PE effort. The paper examines whether this three-way relationship(More)
Sir, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains belonging to clonal lineage sequence type (ST) 398 are being reported at an increasing frequency in Europe. This new MRSA type has been isolated from colonized and infected animals and humans, and also from meat in some countries, representing a risk to human health; nevertheless, so far, no(More)
Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MSSP) are gaining interest to track the evolution of emerging methicillin-resistant strains in animals and humans. We focused on the characterization of the methicillin-susceptible coagulase-positive staphylococci (MSCoPS) recovered from nasal samples of 98 healthy(More)
Nasal swabs of 100 healthy dogs were obtained in 2011 in Tunisia and tested for Staphylococcus pseudintermedius recovery. Antimicrobial resistance profile and virulence gene content were determined. Multilocus-sequence-typing (MLST) and SmaI-pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) were investigated. S. pseudintermedius was recovered in 55 of the 100 tested(More)
Nasal swabs of 423 healthy humans who showed different levels of contact with animals (frequent, 168; sporadic, 94; no contact, 161) were obtained in Tunisia (2008–2009), and 99 of them presented other associated risk factors. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was detected in one of these 423 samples (0.24%), retrieved from a veterinarian.(More)
OBJECTIVES The clonal lineages, resistance mechanisms and virulence traits of tetracycline-resistant (Tet(R)) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains isolated in a Spanish hospital during 2009 and 2010 were investigated. METHODS Fifty-two Tet(R) MRSA strains from unrelated patients were included in this study. Susceptibility to 26(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine the genetic lineages and the incidence of antibiotic resistance and virulence determinants of nasal Staphylococcus aureus isolates of healthy donkeys destined to food consumption in Tunisia. RESULTS Nasal swabs of 100 donkeys obtained in a large slaughterhouse in 2010 were inoculated in specific(More)