Wendy Munckhof

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The aim of this study was to identify a set of genetic polymorphisms that efficiently divides methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains into groups consistent with the population structure. The rationale was that such polymorphisms could underpin rapid real-time PCR or low-density array-based methods for monitoring MRSA dissemination in a(More)
Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis is defined as the use of antibiotics to prevent infections at the surgical site. Prophylaxis has become the standard of care for contaminated and clean-contaminated surgery and for surgery involving insertion of artificial devices. The antibiotic selected should only cover the likely pathogens. It should be given at the(More)
, so the properties associated with STEC in S. sonnei isolates from patients remain undetected. S. sonnei with stx 2a may have potential to cause severe disease, especially in children. This novel and remarkable virulence characteristic in Shigella spp. would affect diagnostics, infection control, and prevention. Acknowledgments We thank the personnel of(More)
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