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Volume 11, Number 6—June 2005

Dispatch

Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Switzerland

Stephan Harbarth*Comments to Author , Patrice François*, Jacques Schrenzel*, Carolina Fankhauser-Rodriguez*, Stephane Hugonnet*, Thibaud Koessler*, Antoine Huyghe*, and Didier Pittet*
Author affiliations: *University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland

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Analysis of genotyping patterns, multilocus sequence typing (ST) results, presence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL), staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) type, and country of patient origin of 13 community-associated, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates (CA-MRSA). The dendrogram illustrates the genetic relatedness of the 13 CA-MRSA in comparison to 1) 2 nosocomial MRSA isolates representing the prevailing endemic strain in the Geneva healthcare setting (strains B5

Figure. . Analysis of genotyping patterns, multilocus sequence typing (ST) results, presence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL), staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) type, and country of patient origin of 13 community-associated, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates (CA-MRSA). The dendrogram illustrates the genetic relatedness of the 13 CA-MRSA in comparison to 1) 2 nosocomial MRSA isolates representing the prevailing endemic strain in the Geneva healthcare setting (strains B5-63, B5-64) and to 2) profiles obtained for strains MW2 and HT20030642 from the United States, 2 closely related CA-MRSA isolates used as controls.

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