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

Volume 15, Number 5—May 2009

Research

Cross-Border Dissemination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Euregio Meuse-Rhin Region

Ruud H. DeurenbergComments to Author , Eric Nulens, Havard Valvatne, Silvie Sebastian, Christel Driessen, Jos Craeghs, Els De Brauwer, Bernhard Heising, Yvette J. Kraat, Joachim Riebe, Frans S. Stals, Thera A. Trienekens, Jacques Scheres, Alexander W. Friedrich, Frank H. Van Tiel, Patrick S. Beisser, and Ellen E. Stobberingh
Author affiliations: University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, the Netherlands (R.H. Deurenberg, H. Valvatne, S. Sebastian, C. Driessen, J. Scheres, F.H. van Tiel, P.S. Beisser, E.E. Stobberingh); General Hospital Sint-Jan, Brugge, Belgium (E. Nulens); General Hospital Vesalius, Tongeren, Belgium (J. Craeghs); Atrium Medical Center, Heerlen, the Netherlands (E. De Brauwer); General Hospital Düren, Düren, Germany (B. Heising); Orbis Medical and Care Center, Sittard, the Netherlands (Y.J. Kraat); Laboratory Aachen, Aachen, Germany (J. Riebe); Laurentius Hospital, Roermond, the Netherlands (F.S. Stals); VieCuri Medical Center, Venlo, the Netherlands (T.A. Trienekens); University of Münster, Münster, Germany (A.W. Friedrich)

Main Article

Table 4

Suggested cross-border dissemination of the major MRSA clones in the Euregio Meuse-Rhin region, July 2005–April 2006*

MRSA clone Previously observed in/possible dissemination from
ST5-MRSA-II Belgium, Germany
ST5-MRSA-IV Belgium
ST8-MRSA-IV Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands
ST22-MRSA-IV Belgium, Germany
ST30-MRSA-IV Belgium, Germany
ST36-MRSA-II Belgium
ST45-MRSA-IV Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands

*MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; ST, sequence type.

Main Article

TOP