Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 59, Issue 6, pp 473–476

First autochthonous familial cluster of invasive community-acquired leukocidin-positive methicillin-resistant USA300 Staphylococcus aureus in France

Authors

  • Philippe Traore
    • Department of PaediatricsCentre Hospitalier Sud-Essonne
  • Nadège Bourgeois-Nicolaos
    • Laboratory of Microbiology and Infection ControlUniversity Hospital Antoine-Béclère, Assistance Publique –Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP)
  • Raymond Ruimy
    • Laboratory of BacteriologyCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice, Hôpital de l’Archet II
  • Frédéric Laurent
    • French National Reference Center for StaphylococciHospices Civils de Lyon
  • Philippe Labrune
    • Department of PaediatricsUniversity Hospital Antoine-Béclère, AP-HP
  • Florence Doucet-Populaire
    • Laboratory of Microbiology and Infection ControlUniversity Hospital Antoine-Béclère, Assistance Publique –Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP)
    • EA 4043, USC INRAParis Sud University, Faculty of Pharmacy
    • Department of MicrobiologyUniversity Hospital Henri Mondor, AP-HP
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12223-014-0322-6

Cite this article as:
Traore, P., Bourgeois-Nicolaos, N., Ruimy, R. et al. Folia Microbiol (2014) 59: 473. doi:10.1007/s12223-014-0322-6

Abstract

For the first time, it was reported in France a cluster of autochthonous severe community-acquired (CA) infections due to the USA300 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clone. The three cases belonged to the same family without any identified clue of abroad importation pathway. The domestic spread of USA300 in France is of concern.

Keywords

Staphylococcus aureusFamilial clusterUSA300MRSAFrance

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