Genetic relatedness between methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: results of a national survey.

@article{Hallin2007GeneticRB,
  title={Genetic relatedness between methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: results of a national survey.},
  author={Marie Hallin and Olivier Denis and Ariane Deplano and Ricardo Jos{\'e} de Mendonça and Rafa{\"e}l de Ryck and Sylvianne Rottiers and Marc Jean Struelens},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={465-72}
}
OBJECTIVES Surveillance of hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA) infections has shown the emergence and spread of several epidemic MRSA clones over the past 10 years in Belgium. Whether these clones have been imported from abroad or else have arisen locally via staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) acquisition by… CONTINUE READING