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Healthcare-associated outbreak of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: Role of a cryptic variant of an epidemic clone

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Background: New strains of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) may be associated with changes in rates of disease or clinical presentation. Conventional typing techniques may not detect new clonal variants that underlie changes in epidemiology or clinical phenotype. Aim: To investigate the role of clonal variants of MRSA in an outbreak of MRSA bacteraemia at a hospital in England. Methods: Bacteraemia isolates of the major UK lineages (EMRSA-15 and -16) from before and after the...

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10.1016/j.jhin.2013.11.007

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Journal:
Journal of Hospital Infection
Volume:
86
Issue:
2
Pages:
83-89
Publication date:
2014-01-14
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EISSN:
1532-2939
ISSN:
0195-6701
URN:
uuid:8ea430b3-f1ff-4693-8a3b-7a1940810991
Source identifiers:
449706
Local pid:
pubs:449706

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