Detection of a new community genotype methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus clone that is unrelated to the USA300 clone and that causes pediatric infections in colombia

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Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2013, 51 (2), pp. 661 - 664
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2013-02-01
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The dissemination of a clone of community genotype methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CG-MRSA) that is related to USA300 has been reported in Latin America. We recently detected isolates of a new clone of CG-MRSA (spa type t1635 and ACME-negative) that was genetically unrelated to the USA300 clone and that causes infections in children in Colombia. This finding indicates the appearance of a new clone of CG-MRSA in our region. Copyright © 2013, American Society for Microbiology.
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