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Volume 16, Number 4—April 2010


Livestock-associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Sequence Type 398 in Humans, Canada

George R. Golding, Louis Bryden, Paul N. Levett, Ryan R. McDonald, Alice Wong, John Wylie, Morag R. Graham, Shaun Tyler, Gary Van Domselaar, Andrew E. Simor, Denise Gravel, and Michael R. MulveyComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (G.R. Golding, L. Bryden, M.R. Graham, S. Tyler, G. Van Domselaar, M.R. Mulvey); Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (P.N. Levett, R.R. McDonald); Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (A. Wong); Cadham Provincial Laboratories, Winnipeg (J. Wylie); Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (A.E. Simor); Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (D. Gravel)

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Table 1

Characteristics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus sequence type 398 novel staphylococcal cassette chromosome mecV subtype isolates, Canada*

Isolate Collection date Patient age, y/sex Region and province Specimen collection site spa type
07 BA 06477 2007 Feb 27 26/F Saskatoon, SK Nasal screen t034
08 BA 02176 2008 Jan 15 71/F Sunrise, SK Leg swab t034
08 BA 08100 2008 Mar 4 51/M Five Hills, SK Left shin open abrasion t1250
08 BA 13895 2008 Apr 25 79/M Kelsey Trail, SK Left hip swab T034
08 BA 22334 2008 Jul 9 70/M Prince Albert Parkland, SK Right leg swab T034
T40929 2007 Dec 11 59/M Durham, ON Nasal and tracheostomy screen T034

*All isolates were Panton-Valentine leukocidin negative. SK, Saskatchewan; ON, Ontario.

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