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Volume 13, Number 2—February 2007

Research

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

Wolfgang Witte*Comments to Author , Birgit Strommenger*, Christian Stanek†, and Christiane Cuny†
Author affiliations: *Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode, Germany; †Veterinary University, Vienna, Austria;

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Typing characteristics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus of clonal lineage ST398 from animals and humans

Country/areaCarrier; type of infectionNo. isolatesspa-typeSCCmec groupResistance 
phenotype*Resistance genes
Germany






Lower Saxony†
Dog; skin infection
1
t034
V
PEN, OXA, ERY, CLI, OTE
mecA, ermA, tetM
Human‡ (n = 4); nasal carriage
1
3
t011
t034
V
PEN, OXA, ERY, CLI, OTE
mecA, ermA, tetM
Pig; colonization
1
t034
V
PEN, OXA, ERY, CLI, OTE
mecA, ermA, tetM
Foal; sinusitis
1
t1197
V
PEN, OXA, OTE
mecA, tetM
Schleswig-Holstein
Human; infection of skin (outpatient)
1
t011

PEN, OXA, OTE
mecA, tetM
Lower Saxony†
Human; wound infection
1
t011
V
PEN, OXA, OTE, CIP
mecA, tetM
Human; nasal colonization§
1
t034
V
PEN, OXA, ERY, CLI, OTE
mecA, ermA, tetM
Hesse
Human; nasal colonization§
1
t034
V
PEN, OXA, OTE
mecA, ermA, tetM
Saxony-Anhalt
Human; ventilator-associated pneumonia
1
t034
V
PEN, OXA, ERY, CLI, OTE
mecA, ermC, tetM
Saxony
Human (n = 2); ventilator-associated nosocomial pneumonia¶
2
t011
V
PEN, OXA, ERY, CLI, OTE, CIP
mecA, ermC, tetM
Baden-Württemberg
Human (n = 4); ventilator-associated nosocomial pneumonia#
4
t011
V
PEN, OXA, GEN, ERY, CLI, OTE
mecA, ermC, tetM
Austria






ViennaHorse (n = 2); wound infection2t011IVaPEN, OXA, GEN, ERY, CLI, OTEmecA, ermC, tetM, aph2"-aac6'

*PEN, penicillin; GEN, gentamicin; ERY, erythromycin; CLI, clindamycin; OTE, oxytetracycline; CIP, ciprofloxacin.
†Two Lower Saxony regions are listed separately because the isolates originated from different locations within the region and, although belonging to the same clonal lineage, exhibited different spa-sequence types and resistance traits with regard to ermA and erythromycin resistance.
‡Staff members who worked in the practice where the dog was treated.
§Colonization detected upon hospital admission..
¶Infections at the same ward within a 2-week period.
#Infections at the same ward within a 10-day period.

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