Persistence of the Staphylococcus aureus epidemic European fusidic acid-resistant impetigo clone (EEFIC) in Belgium.

Last updated on 4-10-2023 by Natalia Bustos Sierra

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OBJECTIVES: In August 2018, a public health alert was issued in Belgium regarding clusters of impetigo cases caused by the epidemic European fusidic acid-resistant impetigo clone (EEFIC) of Staphylococcus aureus. As a result, the Belgian national reference centre (NRC) was commissioned to update the epidemiology of S. aureus causing community-onset skin and soft tissues infection (CO-SSTI) to assess the proportion of EEFIC among them. METHODS: For 1 year, Belgian clinical laboratories were asked to send their first three S. aureus isolated from CO-SSTI each month. Isolates were tested fo…

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