Change in the molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in Taiwan

Chih Jung Chen, Po Ren Hsueh, Lin Hui Su, Cheng Hsun Chiu, Tzou Yien Lin, Yhu Chering Huang

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A multiresistant community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone (sequence type 59) established itself as a significant cause of nosocomial bloodstream infections soon after emergence in the communities. Multiresistance might be one of the characteristics that could have contributed to its quick adaptation to hospital environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Bloodstream infections
  • Community-associated infections
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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