Genetic diversity among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates carrying the mecC gene in Belgium.

@article{Deplano2014GeneticDA,
  title={Genetic diversity among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates carrying the mecC gene in Belgium.},
  author={Ariane Deplano and S Vandendriessche and Claire Nonhoff and Olivier Denis},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={1457-60}
}
OBJECTIVES A mecA homologue gene, named mecC, has been reported in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from humans and from diverse animal species. We investigated the proportion, and the phenotypic and genotypic characteristics, of mecC-carrying MRSA recovered from humans in Belgium. METHODS A total of 4869 S. aureus isolates, collected by the National Reference Centre from 2003 to 2012, were retrospectively analysed for the presence of mecC. The mecC-carrying MRSA… CONTINUE READING
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