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Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Apr;17(4):722-5. doi: 10.3201/eid1704.100482.

High rates of Staphylococcus aureus USA400 infection, Northern Canada.

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National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Abstract

Surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus infections in 3 northern remote communities of Saskatchewan was undertaken. Rates of methicillin-resistant infections were extremely high (146-482/10,000 population), and most (98.2%) were caused by USA400 strains. Although USA400 prevalence has diminished in the United States, this strain is continuing to predominate throughout many northern communities in Canada.

PMID:
21470471
PMCID:
PMC3377391
DOI:
10.3201/eid1704.100482
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