Frequent occurrence of oxacillin-susceptible mecA-positive Staphylococcus aureus (OS-MRSA) strains in two African countries.

@article{Conceio2015FrequentOO,
  title={Frequent occurrence of oxacillin-susceptible mecA-positive Staphylococcus aureus (OS-MRSA) strains in two African countries.},
  author={Teresa Conceiç{\~a}o and C{\'e}line Coelho and Herminia de Lencastre and Marta Aires-de-Sousa},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2015},
  volume={70 12},
  pages={3200-4}
}
BACKGROUND Oxacillin-susceptible mecA-positive Staphylococcus aureus (OS-MRSA) isolates have been increasingly reported worldwide, but data regarding the African continent have not been available. METHODS Between 2010 and 2014, 1462 inpatients and healthcare workers were screened for MRSA nasal carriage in São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) and Angola, two Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOP countries). We determined the presence of the mecA gene and the antimicrobial susceptibility… CONTINUE READING