spa typing alone is not sufficient to demonstrate endemic establishment of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a low-prevalence country.

@article{Moen2014spaTA,
  title={spa typing alone is not sufficient to demonstrate endemic establishment of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a low-prevalence country.},
  author={Aina E Fossum Moen and Mona Holberg-Petersen and Lise Lima Andresen and A Blomfeldt},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2014},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={72-7}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Norway is low but increasing. Over the last decade, numerous nursing homes have experienced MRSA outbreaks. One genetic lineage, spa type t304, has been identified at multiple nursing homes and has caused large outbreaks lasting for several years. AIM To evaluate whether spa typing is sufficient for the detection of MRSA spread and endemic establishment in a low-prevalence area, using spa type t304 as the test… CONTINUE READING