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Volume 14, Number 9—September 2008


Pigs as Source of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC398 Infections in Humans, Denmark

Hannah C. Lewis, Kåre Mølbak, Catrin Reese, Frank M. Aarestrup, Mette Selchau, Marit Sørum, and Robert L. SkovComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark (H.C. Lewis, K. Mølbak, M. Selchau, M. Sørum, R.L. Skov); European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (H.C. Lewis); Vejle Hospital, Vejle, Denmark (C. Reese); Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen (F.M. Aarestrup);

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Table 2

Isolate characteristics for human case-patients and contact pig herds sampled, Denmark, March 2007*

Case-patient no. Date of diagnosis Resistance pattern spa type Contact herd No. isolates Resistance pattern spa type
2005 Mar
tet, ery, cli, str, tmp
tet, ery, cli, str, spe, tmp
2 2005 Oct tet, tmp t034 B 5 tet, tmp t034
4 tet, str, tmp t034

tet, str, tmp
3 2006 Oct tet, ery, cli, str, spe, tmp t034 C 1 tet, ery, cli,str, spe, tmp t034

tet, str, spe, tmp
4 2006 Nov tet, kan, str, spe, tmp t034 D 1 tet, ery, cli, kan, str, spe, tmp t034

*spa, staphylococcal protein A; tet, tetracycline; ery, erythromycin; cli, clindamycin; str, streptomycin; tmp, trimethoprim; spe, spectinomycin; kan, kananmycin.

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