spa typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from domestic animals and veterinary staff in the UK and Ireland


Moodley A., Stegger M., BAĞCIGİL A. F., Baptiste K., Loeffler A., Lloyd D. H., ...More

JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY, vol.58, no.6, pp.1118-1123, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/jac/dkl394
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1118-1123
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: Region X of the protein A gene (spa) was sequenced from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates originating from animals, humans and the environment at veterinary hospitals in the UK and Ireland. MRSA transmission between animals and veterinary staff was assessed on the basis of spa typing, PFGE and epidemiological data.