Environmental Staphylococcus aureus contamination in a Tunisian hospital.

  title={Environmental Staphylococcus aureus contamination in a Tunisian hospital.},
  author={Haythem Gharsa and R. Dziri and Naouel Klibi and Sarra Chairat and Carmen Lozano and Carmen Torres and Ridha Bellaaj and Karim Ben Slama},
  journal={Journal of chemotherapy},
  volume={28 6},
One hundred hospital environment samples were obtained in 2012 in a Tunisian hospital and tested for Staphylococcus aureus recovery. Antimicrobial resistance profile and virulence gene content were determined. Multilocus-sequence-typing (MLST), spa-typing, agr-typing and SmaI-pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) were performed. Two methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolates typed as: ST247-t052-SCCmecI-agrI were recovered from the intensive care unit (ICU). Ten samples contained… CONTINUE READING
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