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Volume 19, Number 1—January 2013

Letter

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in Rats

Chelsea Gardner HimsworthComments to Author , David M. Patrick, Kirbee Parsons, Alice Feng, and J. Scott Weese
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (C.G. Himsworth, D.M. Patrick, K. Parsons, A. Feng); British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada (C.G.Himsworth); University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada (J.S. Weese)

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Sensitivity profiles for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius isolated from wild Norway rats, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada*

Drug Isolate no. (strain type)†
1 (dt11a) 2 (dt11a) 3 (dt11a) 4 (dt7ac)
β-lactams R R R R
Clindamycin R R R R
Erythromycin R R R R
Daptomycin S S S S
Linezolid S S S S
Gentamicin R S S S
Tetracycline S S S R
Tigecycline S S S S
Trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole S S S S
Quinupristin–dalfopristin R S S S
Rifampin R S S S
Chloramphenicol S S S S
Nitrofurantoin S S S S
Ciprofloxacin R S S S
Levofloxacin I S S S
Moxifloxacin I S S S
Vancomycin S S S S

*Of 5 isolates, 1 was not available for antimicrobial susceptibility testing. R, resistant; S, sensitive; I, intermediate.
†Strain types identified through direct repeat unit typing.

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