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Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Oct;21(10):1844-8. doi: 10.3201/eid2110.141914.

Methicillin-Susceptible, Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Brazil.

Abstract

We report characterization of a methicillin-susceptible, vancomycin-resistant bloodstream isolate of Staphylococcus aureus recovered from a patient in Brazil. Emergence of vancomycin resistance in methicillin-susceptible S. aureus would indicate that this resistance trait might be poised to disseminate more rapidly among S. aureus and represents a major public health threat.

KEYWORDS:

Brazil; MSSA; Staphylococcus aureus; antimicrobial resistance; bacteremia; bacteria; bacterial infections; gram-positive bacterial infections; methicillin susceptibility; methicillin-susceptible; methicillin-susceptible S. aureus; vancomycin resistance; vancomycin-resistant

PMID:
26402569
PMCID:
PMC4593430
DOI:
10.3201/eid2110.141914
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