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

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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
Pages (from-to)609-611
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010

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Methicillin
Football
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Disease Outbreaks
Staphylococcus aureus
Skin
Soft Tissue Infections
Methicillin Resistance
Virulence Factors
Infection
Arginine
Genes
Panton-Valentine leukocidin

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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Outbreak of skin infections in college football team members due to an unusual strain of community-acquired methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus. / Fontanilla, Jose Mario; Kirkland, Kathryn B.; Talbot, Elizabeth A.; Powell, Kenton E.; Schwartzman, Joseph D.; Goering, Richard V.; Parsonnet, Jeffrey.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 48, No. 2, 02.2010, p. 609-611.

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Fontanilla, Jose Mario ; Kirkland, Kathryn B. ; Talbot, Elizabeth A. ; Powell, Kenton E. ; Schwartzman, Joseph D. ; Goering, Richard V. ; Parsonnet, Jeffrey. / Outbreak of skin infections in college football team members due to an unusual strain of community-acquired methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2010 ; Vol. 48, No. 2. pp. 609-611.
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