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Epidemiol Infect. 1994 Aug;113(1):67-73.

Clonal dissemination of two MRSA strains in Germany.

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Robert Koch-Institute, Wernigerode Branch, Germany.

Abstract

Clonal dissemination of two different MRSA strains, both clumping factor negative, has been observed in Germany for more than a year. Both strains possess the mec-A determinant and each exhibits a characteristic genomic DNA fragment pattern. One strain has spread in the north, the other in the south-west of Germany. Intensive care units are mainly affected by MRSA-infections and probably play a special role in further intra- and inter-hospital spread.

PMID:
8062881
PMCID:
PMC2271232
DOI:
10.1017/s0950268800051475
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