Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ST398 in Humans and Animals, Central Europe

Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Feb;13(2):255-8. doi: 10.3201/eid1302.060924.

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus of clonal lineage ST398 that exhibits related spa types and contains SCCmec elements of types IVa or V has been isolated from colonized and infected humans and companion animals (e.g., dog, pig, horse) in Germany and Austria. Of particular concern is the association of these cases with cases of nosocomial ventilator-associated pneumonia.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dog Diseases / epidemiology
  • Dog Diseases / microbiology
  • Dogs
  • Europe / epidemiology
  • Horse Diseases / epidemiology
  • Horse Diseases / microbiology
  • Horses
  • Humans
  • Methicillin Resistance*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / microbiology*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / veterinary
  • Staphylococcus aureus / classification*
  • Staphylococcus aureus / drug effects*
  • Swine
  • Swine Diseases / epidemiology
  • Swine Diseases / microbiology