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Methicillin-susceptible, vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Brazil.

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

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.

Journal: Emerging infectious diseases
DOI: 10.3201/eid2110.141914
Year: 2015

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