Report on the first PVL-positive community acquired MRSA strain in Latvia.

E. Miklasevics, S. Haeggman, A. Balode, B. Sanchez, A. Martinsons, B. Olsson-Liljequist, U. Dumpis

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Abstract

Infections by community-acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) have been reported worldwide. Here we present characterisation of the first CA-MRSA isolated in Latvia. A PVL-positive ST30-MRSA-IV strain was isolated from a nasal swab and the central venous catheter of a patient with fever and multiple organ failure. The PFGE pattern of this strain was identical to pattern SE00-3 of MRSA isolated in Sweden from 29 patients during 2000-2003. This strain is related to the South Pacific area, and its appearance in Sweden and Latvia demonstrates its global spread.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-30
Number of pages2
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Volume9
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Medicine

Field of Science

  • 3.1 Basic medicine
  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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