Parallel Epidemics of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 Infection in North and South America.

@article{Planet2015ParallelEO,
  title={Parallel Epidemics of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 Infection in North and South America.},
  author={Paul J. Planet and Lorena D{\'i}az and Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis and Apurva Narechania and J. Guadalupe Reyes and Galen Xing and Sandra Rincon and Hannah Smith and Diana Panesso and Chanelle L Ryan and Dylan P Smith and Manuel Guzman and Jeannete Zurita and Robert Sebra and Gintaras Deikus and Rathel L Nolan and Fred C. Tenover and George M Weinstock and D Ashley Robinson and C{\'e}sar A. Arias},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={212 12},
  pages={1874-82}
}
BACKGROUND The community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) epidemic in the United States is attributed to the spread of the USA300 clone. An epidemic of CA-MRSA closely related to USA300 has occurred in northern South America (USA300 Latin-American variant, USA300-LV). Using phylogenomic analysis, we aimed to understand the relationships between these 2 epidemics. METHODS We sequenced the genomes of 51 MRSA clinical isolates collected between 1999 and 2012 from… CONTINUE READING
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