Journal article icon

Journal article

Genome sequencing defines phylogeny and spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a high transmission setting.

Abstract:

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major cause of nosocomial infection. Whole-genome sequencing of MRSA has been used to define phylogeny and transmission in well-resourced healthcare settings, yet the greatest burden of nosocomial infection occurs in resource-restricted settings where barriers to transmission are lower. Here, we study the flux and genetic diversity of MRSA on ward and individual patient levels in a hospital where transmission was common. We repeatedly sc...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published

Actions


Access Document


Publisher copy:
10.1101/gr.174730.114

Authors


Holden, MT More by this author
Nickerson, EK More by this author
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Köser, CU More by this author
Expand authors...
Publisher:
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Journal:
Genome research
Volume:
25
Issue:
1
Pages:
111-118
Publication date:
2015-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1549-5469
ISSN:
1088-9051
URN:
uuid:b76b52e0-7323-43a4-9b3e-c80aebfd7fb7
Source identifiers:
493410
Local pid:
pubs:493410
Language:
English

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP