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Multiple cases of familial transmission of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

The worldwide emergence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) can have severe public health implications. Familial transmissions of CA-MRSA in The Netherlands were investigated. Among the families studied, two clusters of CA-MRSA could be identified. This report demonstrates that family members can serve as reservoirs of CA-MRSA which may become a serious problem in containing the spread of MRSA. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2006;44:2994-6.

Author: Huijsdens XW, van Santen-Verheuvel MG, Spalburg E, Heck ME, Pluister GN, Eijkelkamp BA, de Neeling AJ, Wannet WJB

Published: 01/01/2006

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Journal of Clinical Microbiology