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Novel Lineage of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Hong Kong

By Luca Guardabassi, Margie O’Donoghue, Arshnee Moodley, Jeff Ho and Maureen Boost


To determine whether spa type of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pigs belonged to sequence type (ST) 398, we analyzed nasal swabs from pig carcasses at Hong Kong markets in 2008. ST9 belonging to spa type t899 was found for 16/100 samples, which indicates that a distinct lineage has emerged in pigs

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