Fatal Septicemia Linked to Transmission of MRSA Clonal Complex 398 in Hospital and Nursing Home, Denmark

Rikke Thoft Nielsen, Michael Kemp, Anette Holm, Marianne Nielsine Skov, Mette Detlefsen, Henrik Hasman, Frank Møller Aarestrup, Rolf Sommer Kaas, Jesper Boye Nielsen, Henrik Westh, Hans Jørn Kolmos

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Abstract

We describe 2 fatal cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clonal complex 398 septicemia in persons who had no contact with livestock. Whole-genome sequencing of the isolated MRSA strains strongly suggest that both were of animal origin and that the patients had been infected through 2 independent person-to-person transmission chains.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume22
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)900-902
ISSN1080-6040
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Nielsen, R. T., Kemp, M., Holm, A., Skov, M. N., Detlefsen, M., Hasman, H., Aarestrup, F. M., Kaas, R. S., Nielsen, J. B., Westh, H., & Kolmos, H. J. (2016). Fatal Septicemia Linked to Transmission of MRSA Clonal Complex 398 in Hospital and Nursing Home, Denmark. Emerging Infectious Diseases , 22(5), 900-902. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2205.151835