Outbreak of skin infections in college football team members due to an unusual strain of community-acquired methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus

Jose Mario Fontanilla, Kathryn B. Kirkland, Elizabeth A. Talbot, Kenton E. Powell, Joseph D. Schwartzman, Richard V. Goering, Jeffrey Parsonnet

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations

Abstract

We report a skin and soft-tissue infection outbreak among football team members due to a USA300 methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain with genes coding for Panton-Valentine leukocidin and the arginine catabolic mobile element. We postulate that the strain is a community-associated USA300 MRSA strain that lost methicillin resistance but retained important virulence factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)609-611
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Outbreak of skin infections in college football team members due to an unusual strain of community-acquired methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this