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The Stealthy Superbug: The role of asymptomatic enteric carriage in maintaining a long-term hospital outbreak of ST228 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) of 228 isolates was used to elucidate the origin and dynamics of a long-term outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) sequence type 228 (ST228) SCCmec I that involved 1,600 patients in a tertiary care hospital between 2008 and 2012. Combining of the sequence data with detailed metadata on patient admission and movement confirmed that the outbreak was due to the transmission of a single clonal variant of ST228, rather than repeated introductio...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1128/mbio.02039-15

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Publisher:
American Society for Microbiology Publisher's website
Journal:
mBio Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
e02039-15
Publication date:
2016-01-05
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EISSN:
2150-7511
ISSN:
2161-2129
URN:
uuid:79af90df-02a7-482e-bb0b-5829f94fe36a
Source identifiers:
598024
Local pid:
pubs:598024
Language:
English

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