Molecular Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Clinical Staphylococcus aureus from Healthcare Institutions in Ghana

@inproceedings{Egyir2014MolecularEA,
  title={Molecular Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Clinical Staphylococcus aureus from Healthcare Institutions in Ghana},
  author={Beverly Egyir and Luca Guardabassi and Marit S{\o}rum and S{\o}ren Saxmose Nielsen and Augusta Kolekang and Enoch Frimpong and Kennedy Kwasi Addo and Mercy Jemima Newman and Anders Rhod Larsen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
The objective of this study was to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and clonal diversity of clinical Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Ghana. A total of 308 S. aureus isolates from six healthcare institutions located across Northern, Central and Southern Ghana were characterized by antibiotyping, spa typing and PCR detection of Panton Valentine leukocin (PVL) genes. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) were confirmed by PCR detection of mecA gene and further characterized… CONTINUE READING

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