Whole-genome sequencing for analysis of an outbreak of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a descriptive study
OPEN The Lancet infectious diseases | 20 Nov 2012
SR Harris, EJ Cartwright, ME Török, MT Holden, NM Brown, AL Ogilvy-Stuart, MJ Ellington, MA Quail, SD Bentley, J Parkhill and SJ Peacock
The emergence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that can persist in the community and replace existing hospital-adapted lineages of MRSA means that it is necessary to understand transmission dynamics in terms of hospitals and the community as one entity. We assessed the use of whole-genome sequencing to enhance detection of MRSA transmission between these settings.
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