, Volume 59, Issue 6, pp 473-476
Date: 24 May 2014

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

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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.