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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-...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0000822

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University of Oxford
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Public Library of Science
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PloS one More from this journal
Volume:
2
Issue:
9
Article number:
e822
Publication date:
2007-01-01
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1932-6203
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1932-6203

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