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Volume 11, Number 6—June 2005

Research

Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Canada

Michael R. Mulvey*Comments to Author , Laura MacDougall†‡, Brenda Cholin§, Greg Horsman¶, Melanie Fidyk#, Shirley Woods**, and the Saskatchewan CA-MRSA Study Group
Author affiliations: *National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; †British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; ‡Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; §Prairie North Health Region, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada; ¶Saskatchewan Health Provincial Laboratory, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; #Kelsey Trail Health Region, Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada; **Northern Intertribal Health Authority, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Figure 2

A) Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) fingerprint of USA400 and PFGE pattern B1. B) Dendrogram showing relationship of the unique fingerprints, along with the PFGE type designation (11) and other molecular characteristics of each subtype. CDN, Canadian Diseases Network; MLST, multilocus sequence typing; SCC, staphylococcal chromosome cassette.

Figure 2. . A) Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) fingerprint of USA400 and PFGE pattern B1. B) Dendrogram showing relationship of the unique fingerprints, along with the PFGE type designation (11) and other molecular characteristics of each subtype. CDN, Canadian Diseases Network; MLST, multilocus sequence typing; SCC, staphylococcal chromosome cassette.

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1Members of the Saskatchewan CA-MRSA Study Group: N. Antonishyn, Provincial Laboratory Saskatchewan Health, Regina, SK; T. Du, National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, MB; J. Embil, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB; A. Graessli, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB; J. Irvine, Keewatin Yatthe & Mamaweetan Churchill Regional Health Authority, La Ronge, SK; M. Khan, Kelsey Trail Health Region, Melfort, SK; S. Martin, Kelsey Trail Health Region, Nipawin, SK; R. McDonald, Provincial Laboratory Saskatchewan Health, Regina, SK; M. Nsungu, Northern Intertribal Health Authority, Prince Albert, SK; S. Paton, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON; C. Celin, National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, MB; D. Spreitzer, National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, MB; D. Stockdale, Keewatin Yatthe & Mamaweetan Churchill Regional Health Authority, La Ronge, SK.

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