Multiple cases of familial transmission of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

X. W. Huijsdens, M. G. Van Santen-Verheuvel, E. Spalburg, M. E.O.C. Heck, G. N. Pluister, B. A. Eijkelkamp, A. J. De Neeling, W. J.B. Wannet

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Abstract

The worldwide emergence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) can have severe public health implications. Familial transmissions of CA-MRSA in The Netherlands were investigated. Among the families studied, two clusters of CA-MRSA could be identified. This report demonstrates that family members can serve as reservoirs of CA-MRSA which may become a serious problem in containing the spread of MRSA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2994-2996
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume44
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

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