Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Volume 15, Number 3—March 2009

Dispatch

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Poultry

Davy Persoons1, Sebastiaan Van Hoorebeke1Comments to Author , Katleen Hermans, Patrick Butaye, Aart de Kruif, Freddy Haesebrouck, and Jeroen Dewulf
Author affiliations: Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium (D. Persoons, S. Van Hoorebeke, K. Hermans, P. Butaye, A. de Kruif, F. Haesebrouck, J. Dewulf); Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre, Brussels, Belgium (P. Butaye)

Main Article

Table

Comparison of spa type methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from pigs and poultry*

Source spa type Composition†
Pig t011 008 – 16 – 02 – 25 – – – – – 34 – 24 – 25
Pig t034 008 – 16 – 02 – 25 – 02 – 25 – 34 – 24 – 25
Pig t108 008 – 16 – 02 – 25 – – – – – – – 24 – 25
Pig t567 008 – – – 02 – 25 – – – – – – – 24 – 25
Pig t943 008 – 16 – 02 – 25 – – – 25 – – – 24 – 25
Pig t1254 106 – 16 – 02 – 25 – – – – – 34 – 24 – 25
Pig t1255 008 – 16 – – – – – – – – – 34 – 24 – 25
Poultry t1456 008 – 16 – 02 – 25

*All spa types isolated from pigs were described in de Neeling AJ, van den Broek MJM, Spalburg EC, van Santen-Verheuvel MG, Dam-Deisz WDC, Boshuizen HC, et al. High prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pigs. Vet Microbiol. 2007;122:366–72
†Variable number tandem repeat composition in the 3’ end of the spa gene.

Main Article

1These authors contributed equally to this article.

TOP