Molecular subtyping of Staphylococcus aureus from an outbreak associated with a food handler.

@article{Wei2002MolecularSO,
  title={Molecular subtyping of Staphylococcus aureus from an outbreak associated with a food handler.},
  author={Hsiao L Wei and Chien-Shun Chiou},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2002},
  volume={128 1},
  pages={15-20}
}
On 6 May 2000, a staphylococcal food poisoning outbreak occurred at a high school, affecting 10 of the 356 students who attended the breakfast. Twenty-seven Staphylococcus aureus isolates, producing enterotoxin A (SEA), SEB-, or non-SEA-E, were recovered from 7 patients, 2 food handlers and left-overs. To investigate the outbreak, we genotyped the isolates by using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and three PCR-based techniques: inter-IS256 PCR typing, protein A gene (spa) typing, and… CONTINUE READING