Molecular characterisation of the dominant UK methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains, EMRSA-15 and EMRSA-16.

Epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus types 15 and 16 (EMRSA-15 and EMRSA-16) are the dominant types of MRSA found in UK hospitals, but accurate designation of strains has been difficult. Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) profiles of seven core virulence genes were used to classify unambiguously isolates of MRSA from St George's… CONTINUE READING