Molecular characterization of clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in South Africa.

@article{Moodley2010MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in South Africa.},
  author={Arshnee Moodley and W F Oosthuysen and Adriano G. Dus{\'e} and Els{\'e} Marais},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 12},
  pages={4608-11}
}
Eighty-two percent of 320 clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from various infection sites collected throughout South Africa were separated into five major globally prevalent clusters by SmaI pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, spa, and SCCmec typing. Only one Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive isolate was detected. This is the first detailed MRSA epidemiology study for the whole country. 

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