Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007
Rapid Increase of Genetically Diverse Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Copenhagen, Denmark
|Community onset, community risk||Community onset, no risk||Hospital acquired in Denmark||Community onset, healthcare associated||Imported|
|Median age, y (range)||27 (1–74)||32 (0–90)||80 (28–94)||82 (6–95)|
|Type of infection, no.|
|Deep-seated abscess, no.||0||1||5||3|
|Four most common CCs (87% of all isolates)|
|CC 8, %||23||34||81||69|
|CC 80, %||20||34||3||0|
|CC 30, %||50||6||0||0|
|CC 5, %||3||11||5||8|
|Other MLST types,%||4||15||11||23|
|PVL positive, %||83||80||8||17|
|SCCmec IV, %||93||89||89||81|
*MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; SSTI, skin and soft tissue infection; UTI, urinary tract infection; LRTI, lower respiratory tract infection; CC, clonal complex; MLST, multilocus sequence typing; PVL, Panton-Valentine leukocidin; SCC, staphylococcal chromosome cassette.
†A t037/ST239-III was imported from Greece, where this MRSA is common (20); ST239 is closely related to ST8 and is the well-known pandemic Brazilian/Hungarian clone (21); t041/ST111 was imported from an Italian hospital; t003/ST225-II (New York clone) was imported from Germany; t354/ST22-IV, a variant of EMRSA15, was imported from Lanzarote (Spain); and t067/ST125-I was imported from Spain.