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An outbreak of severe infections with community-acquired MRSA carrying the Panton-Valentine leukocidin following vaccination.

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BACKGROUND: Infections with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) are emerging worldwide. We investigated an outbreak of severe CA-MRSA infections in children following out-patient vaccination. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We carried out a field investigation after adverse events following immunization (AEFI) were reported. We reviewed the clinical data from all cases. S. aureus recovered from skin infections and from nasal and throat swabs were analyzed by pulse-f...

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Journal:
PloS one
Volume:
2
Issue:
9
Publication date:
2007-01-01
EISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:dccbff96-89b9-43ea-821d-1f763128b93a
Source identifiers:
324640
Local pid:
pubs:324640

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