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Braz J Infect Dis. 2010 May-Jun;14(3):316-8.

Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in university students.

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Department of Clinical Analyses, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, PR, Brazil.


In a study of university students, the percentage nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus was 40.8% (102/250). Of the isolates, MIC(50) of methicillin was 0.5 µg/mL and MIC(90) was 1 µg/mL. Six (5.8%) isolates were methicillin-resistant and carried the mecA gene. These results suggest that community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus may be spreading in Brazil.

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