A survey was performed in May 2013 to assess methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal colonization in healthy children attending 26 municipal daycare centres in Palermo, Italy. Of the 500 children, ten (2 %) tested positive. Eight MRSA isolates were tst1-positive ST22-MRSA-IVa, spa t223; the other two isolates were identified as ST1-IVa and ST398-V, respectively. tst1-positive ST22-MRSA, spa t223 has been previously identified only in the Middle Eastern area.

Geraci, D., Bonura, C., Giuffrè, M., Aleo, A., Saporito, L., Graziano, G., et al. (2014). tst1-positive ST22-MRSA-IVa in healthy Italian preschool children. INFECTION, 42(3), 535-538 [10.1007/s15010-013-0583-z].

tst1-positive ST22-MRSA-IVa in healthy Italian preschool children

GERACI, Daniela Maria;BONURA, Celestino;GIUFFRE, Mario;ALEO, Aurora;SAPORITO, Laura;GRAZIANO, Giorgio;VALENTI, Rosalia Maria;MAMMINA, Caterina
2014

Abstract

A survey was performed in May 2013 to assess methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal colonization in healthy children attending 26 municipal daycare centres in Palermo, Italy. Of the 500 children, ten (2 %) tested positive. Eight MRSA isolates were tst1-positive ST22-MRSA-IVa, spa t223; the other two isolates were identified as ST1-IVa and ST398-V, respectively. tst1-positive ST22-MRSA, spa t223 has been previously identified only in the Middle Eastern area.
Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale E Specialistica
Settore MED/07 - Microbiologia E Microbiologia Clinica
Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale E Applicata
Geraci, D., Bonura, C., Giuffrè, M., Aleo, A., Saporito, L., Graziano, G., et al. (2014). tst1-positive ST22-MRSA-IVa in healthy Italian preschool children. INFECTION, 42(3), 535-538 [10.1007/s15010-013-0583-z].
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