Methicillin-susceptible, vancomycin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, Brazil

Diana Panesso, Paul J. Planet, Lorena Diaz, Jean Emmanuel Hugonnet, Truc T. Tran, Apurva Narechania, Jose M. Munita, Sandra Rincon, Lina P. Carvajal, Jinnethe Reyes, Alejandra Londoño, Hannah Smith, Robert Sebra, Gintaras Deikus, George M. Weinstock, Barbara E. Murray, Flavia Rossi, Michel Arthur, Cesar A. Arias

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1844-1848
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume21
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2015

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