Asymptomatic carriage of sequence type 398, spa type t571 methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in an urban jail: A newly emerging, transmissible pathogenic strain

Michael Z. David, Jane Siegel, Franklin D. Lowy, Diana Zychowski, Alexis Taylor, Caroline J. Lee, Susan Boyle-Vavra, Robert S. Daum

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Sequence type 398 (ST398) Staphylococcus aureus, frequently carried by livestock, has caused severe human infections and often carries transmissible antibiotic resistance genes. Among methicillin-susceptible S. aureus isolates colonizing Dallas County Jail detainees, 13.2% were ST398, spa type t571, and were genetically similar to human colonization isolates from New York, Chicago, and the Dominican Republic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2443-2447
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2013


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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Medicine(all)

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