Evolution of multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in horses and colonized personnel in an equine clinic between 2005 and 2010.

@article{Sieber2011EvolutionOM,
  title={Evolution of multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in horses and colonized personnel in an equine clinic between 2005 and 2010.},
  author={Sandra Sieber and Vinzenz Gerber and Vendula Jandov{\'a} and Alexandra Rossano and John Marc Evison and Vincent Perreten},
  journal={Microbial drug resistance},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={471-8}
}
A total of 70 Staphylococcus aureus isolates from postoperative infections in hospitalized horses were isolated between January 2005 and January 2011. Among them, 12 isolates were methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA), 18 were borderline-oxacillin-resistant S. aureus (BORSA), and 40 were methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). During the same period, the equine clinic personnel were screened for nasal carriage of BORSA and MRSA. Genotyping revealed that BORSA ST1(MLST)-t2863(spa) isolates… CONTINUE READING