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Volume 9, Number 8—August 2003

Research

Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Carrying Panton-Valentine Leukocidin Genes: Worldwide Emergence

François Vandenesch*, Timothy Naimi†, Mark C. Enright‡, Gerard Lina*, Graeme R. Nimmo§, Helen Heffernan¶, Nadia Liassine#, Michèle Bes*, Timothy Greenland**, Marie-Elisabeth Reverdy*, and Jerome Etienne*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *INSERM E0230, Lyon, France; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom; §Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia; ¶Antibiotic Reference Laboratory, 12 Wellington, New Zealand; #Laboratoire Bioanalytique-Riotton, Geneva, Switzerland; **UMR754, Lyon, France

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Table 3

Origin and frequency of Staphylococcus aureus isolates according to their sequence typesa

Sequence type Present study Data from the MLST Web site

Country of origin of CA-MRSA
n
Country of origin of MSSA
n
Country of origin of MRSA
n
1
USA
29
UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, Canada,
20

0
8
USA
3
UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, US, Canada
46
Scotland, Ireland, Australia, U.S., UK, Germany, The Netherlands, France
39
30
Oceania (Southwest Pacific clone)
13
UK, Denmark, Germany
83
UK, Spain, Germany,
Sweden
8
59
USA
1
UK
4
U.S.
1
80
France, Switzerland
67

0
Greece
1
93 Australia (Queensland clone) 4 0 0

aMLST, multi-locus sequence typing ; MRSA, methicillin resistant S. aureus; MSSA, methicillin-susceptible S. aureus; CA, community acquired.

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