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Volume 18, Number 10—October 2012


Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Sequence Type 239-III, Ohio, USA, 2007–20091

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

• Distinguish the most common strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the United States

• Assess the clinical characteristics of infection with MRSA-ST239-III

• Analyze the treatment and prognosis of MRSA-ST239-III infection

• Evaluate molecular characteristics of MRSA-ST239-III.

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Thomas J. Gryczan, MS, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Thomas J. Gryczan, MS, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Charles P. Vega, MD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor; Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine. Disclosure: Charles P. Vega, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Disclosures: Shu-Hua Wang, MD, MPH; Yosef Khan, MBBS, PhD; Jose R. Mediavilla, MBS, MPH; Liangfen Zhang, MD, PhD; Liang Chen, PhD; Armando Hoet, PhD; Tammy Bannerman; D. Ashley Robinson, PhD; Barry N. Kreiswirth, PhD; and Kurt B. Stevenson, MD, MPH, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Lisa Hines, RN, CIC, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: owns stock, stock options, or bonds from Kimberly-Clark Corp., General Electric Co., Medtronic Inc., Stryker Corp., TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries. Preeti Pancholi, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: served as an advisor or consultant for Abbott; served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for Abbott, Nanosphere; received grants for clinical research from Cepheid, Abbott, Quidel, Qiagen, Nanosphere.


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