Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Uruguay

Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Jun;11(6):973-6. doi: 10.3201/eid1106.041059.

Abstract

A novel, methicillin-resistant [corrected] Staphylococcus aureus clone (Uruguay clone) with a non-multidrug-resistant phenotype caused a large outbreak, including 7 deaths, in Montevideo, Uruguay. The clone was distinct from the highly virulent community clone represented by strain MW2, although both clones carried Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene and cna gene.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adhesins, Bacterial / genetics
  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology
  • Bacterial Toxins
  • Community-Acquired Infections / epidemiology*
  • Community-Acquired Infections / microbiology
  • Community-Acquired Infections / mortality
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial* / genetics
  • Exotoxins
  • Humans
  • Leukocidins / genetics
  • Methicillin Resistance*
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Middle Aged
  • Staphylococcal Infections / epidemiology*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / microbiology
  • Staphylococcal Infections / mortality
  • Staphylococcus aureus / drug effects*
  • Staphylococcus aureus / genetics
  • Staphylococcus aureus / pathogenicity
  • Uruguay / epidemiology

Substances

  • Adhesins, Bacterial
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Bacterial Toxins
  • Exotoxins
  • Leukocidins
  • Panton-Valentine leukocidin
  • adhesin, Staphylococcus aureus