New phage type among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus associated with a local outbreak in Belgium during 200236775

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In total, 150 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates collected during 2002 from a general Belgian hospital were phage-typed at routine test dilution x 100. The majority (45%) belonged to phage group (J)*, while 10% were classified as a new phage type 29/(42E)/54/(D11)*. The isolates belonging to this new type carried the aac(6’)-aph(2”) and the aph(3’) aminoglycoside resistance genes and showed high-level resistance to oxacillin. Molecular typing revealed that they belonged to the multiresistant clonal pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) type D8. PFGE group D, char…

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