Rapid detection of the pandemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone ST 239, a dominant strain in Asian Hospitals

Edward J. Feil, Emma K. Nickerson, Narisara Chantratita, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Pramot Srisomang, Richard Cousins, Wu Bin Pan, Ge Zhang, Bang Lao Xu, Nicholas P.J. Day, Sharon J. Peacock

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Abstract

We describe and validate a novel PCR assay to detect the pandemic hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA) lineage ST 239. Results based on previously uncharacterized isolates from a hospital in northeast Thailand support the view that at least 90% of HA-MRSA isolates in mainland Asia correspond to ST 239 or close relatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1520-1522
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

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