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Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Sep;18(9):1465-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1809.111920.

MRSA harboring mecA variant gene mecC, France.

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Centre de Reference des Staphylocoques, Centre de Biologie Nord, Groupement Hospitalier Nord, 103 Grande Rue de la Croix-Rousse, Lyon 69004, France. frederic.laurent@chu-lyon.fr

Abstract

We describe human cases and clustered animal cases of mecA(LGA251)-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in France. Our report confirms that this new variant has a large distribution in Europe. It may represent a public health threat because phenotypic and genotypic tests seem unable to detect this new resistance mechanism.

PMID:
22932400
PMCID:
PMC3437715
DOI:
10.3201/eid1809.111920
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