Livestock-associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Humans, Europe


VAN CLEEF B. A. G. L. , MONNET D. L. , VOSS A., KRZIWANEK K., ALLERBERGER F., Struelens M., ...More

EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.17, no.3, pp.502-505, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3201/eid1703.101036
  • Journal Name: EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.502-505

Abstract

To estimate the proportion of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from humans that were sequence type (ST) 398, we surveyed 24 laboratories in 17 countries in Europe in 2007. Livestock-associated MRSA ST398 accounted for only a small proportion of MRSA isolates from humans; most were from the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Austria.