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Volume 15, Number 5—May 2009

Letter

Community-acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 Infection, Italy

Angelo PanComments to Author , Antonio Battisti, Alessia Zoncada, Francesco Bernieri, Massimo Boldini, Alessia Franco, Maurilio Giorgi, Manuela Iurescia, Silvia Lorenzotti, Mario Martinotti, Monica Monaci, and Annalisa Pantosti
Author affiliations: Istituti Ospitalieri di Cremona, Cremona, Italy (A. Pan, A. Zoncada, F. Bernieri, S. Lorenzotti, M. Martinotti); Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana, Rome, Italy (A. Battisti, A. Franco, M. Iurescia); Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Regioni Lombardia ed Emilia-Romagna, Cremona (M. Boldini); Azienda Sanitaria Locale di Cremona, Cremona (M. Giorgi); Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome (M. Monaci, A. Pantosti)

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Main characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus isolates identified from persons and pig-farm environment, Cremona, Italy, 2007*

Origin of isolate Sample type nuc/mec PVL spa type mec type
Patient Blood +/+ t899 IVa
Pig worker 1 Nasal swab +/+ t108 V
Pig worker 2 Nasal swab +/– t899 NA
Farrowing area 5 Dust swab +/+ t108 V
Farrowing area 5 Dust swab +/+ t108 V
Farrowing area 6 Dust swab +/+ t108 V
Farrowing area 7 Dust swab +/+ t108 V
Farrowing area 7 Dust swab +/+ t899 IVa
Farrowing area 8 Dust swab +/+ t108 V
Gestation area 1 Dust swab +/+ t899 IVa

*PVL, Panton-Valentine leukocidin; NA, not applicable.

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