High genetic diversity of Staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care hospital in Southwest Nigeria.

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serval:BIB_D90A36530A38
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
High genetic diversity of Staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care hospital in Southwest Nigeria.
Journal
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Author(s)
Raji A., Ojemhen O., Umejiburu U., Ogunleye A., Blanc D.S., Basset P.
ISSN
1879-0070 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0732-8893
Publication state
Published
Issued date
10/2013
Volume
77
Number
4
Pages
367-369
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Phenotypic and genetic characterization of 62 Staphylococcus aureus isolates recovered in Nigeria indicated a high proportion of Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive isolates and a high genetic diversity among the 22 methicillin-resistant S. aureus. This underlines the need for infection control in Africa to prevent further dissemination of potentially highly virulent and resistant clones.
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