First outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 harboring the Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes among Japanese health care workers and hospitalized patients

Miki Nagao, Yoshitsugu Iinuma, Masahiro Suzuki, Aki Matsushima, Shunji Takakura, Yutaka Ito, Satoshi Ichiyama

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Abstract

This report describes the first outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 in a general hospital ward in Japan, involving 6 health care workers and 4 patients. This report emphasizes the need for health care personnel to be alert that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus harboring Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene poses a threat for both nosocomial and occupational infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e37-e39
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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