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

  • Philippe Traore
  • Nadège Bourgeois-Nicolaos
  • Raymond Ruimy
  • Frédéric Laurent
  • Philippe Labrune
  • Florence Doucet-Populaire
  • Jean-Winoc Decousser


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.


Staphylococcus aureus Familial cluster USA300 MRSA France 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Traore
    • 1
  • Nadège Bourgeois-Nicolaos
    • 2
  • Raymond Ruimy
    • 3
  • Frédéric Laurent
    • 4
  • Philippe Labrune
    • 5
  • Florence Doucet-Populaire
    • 2
    • 6
  • Jean-Winoc Decousser
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsCentre Hospitalier Sud-EssonneDourdanFrance
  2. 2.Laboratory of Microbiology and Infection ControlUniversity Hospital Antoine-Béclère, Assistance Publique –Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP)ClamartFrance
  3. 3.Laboratory of BacteriologyCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice, Hôpital de l’Archet IINiceFrance
  4. 4.French National Reference Center for StaphylococciHospices Civils de LyonLyonFrance
  5. 5.Department of PaediatricsUniversity Hospital Antoine-Béclère, AP-HPClamartFrance
  6. 6.EA 4043, USC INRAParis Sud University, Faculty of PharmacyChatenay MalabryFrance
  7. 7.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity Hospital Henri Mondor, AP-HPCréteilFrance

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