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Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Oct 1;51(7):796-800. doi: 10.1086/656281.

Multicity outbreak of linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis associated with clonal spread of a cfr-containing strain.

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Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio, USA.

Abstract

We report a multicity outbreak of cfr-containing linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis in Ohio. Thirty-nine isolates were obtained from 2 hospitals. Two clones with different mechanisms of linezolid resistance were circulating in hospital A. One of these contained the cfr gene, and the other a ribosomal mutation. The clone containing cfr was identical in both hospitals.

PMID:
20726771
DOI:
10.1086/656281
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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