Genomic Characterization of USA300 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to Evaluate Intraclass Transmission and Recurrence of Skin and Soft Tissue Infection (SSTI) Among High-Risk Military Trainees.

@article{Millar2017GenomicCO,
  title={Genomic Characterization of USA300 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to Evaluate Intraclass Transmission and Recurrence of Skin and Soft Tissue Infection (SSTI) Among High-Risk Military Trainees.},
  author={Eugene V Millar and Gregory K Rice and E Maher Labib Elassal and Carey D. Schlett and Jason W. Bennett and Cassie L. Redden and Deepika Mor and Natasha N. Law and David R. Tribble and Theron J Hamilton and Michael W. Ellis and Kimberly A. Bishop-Lilly},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2017},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={
          461-468
        }
}
Background Military trainees are at increased risk for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI). Whole genome sequencing (WGS) can refine our understanding of MRSA transmission and microevolution in congregate settings. Methods We conducted a prospective case-control study of SSTI among US Army infantry… CONTINUE READING