Novel lineage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Hong Kong

Luca Guardabassi, Margaret May O'Donoghue, Arshnee Moodley, Jeff Ho, Maureen Boost

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To determine whether spa type of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pigs belonged to sequence type (ST) 398, we analyzed nasal swabs from pig carcasses at Hong Kong markets in 2008. ST9 belonging to spa type t899 was found for 16/100 samples, which indicates that a distinct lineage has emerged in pigs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1998-2000
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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