Scientific article

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Geneva, Switzerland, 1993-2005

Published inEmerging infectious diseases, vol. 14, no. 2, p. 304-307
Publication date2008

Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains different from those of an endemic healthcare-associated clone was conducted over 13 years in Geneva, Switzerland. We demonstrated strain diversity, including clones rarely found in Europe. Local epidemiology of community-associated MRSA is diverse and is evolving by importation and transmission of new strains.

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Bacterial Toxins/genetics
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Child
  • Community-Acquired Infections/epidemiology/microbiology
  • Exotoxins/genetics
  • Female
  • Genetic Variation
  • Hospitals University
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Leukocidins/genetics
  • Male
  • Methicillin Resistance
  • Middle Aged
  • Staphylococcal Infections/epidemiology/microbiology
  • Staphylococcus aureus/classification/drug effects/genetics/isolation & purification
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
Citation (ISO format)
FRANCOIS, Patrice et al. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Geneva, Switzerland, 1993-2005. In: Emerging infectious diseases, 2008, vol. 14, n° 2, p. 304–307. doi: 10.3201/eid1402.070229
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ISSN of the journal1080-6040

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