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2014 - Demographics, antimicrobial susceptibility and molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in New Zealand


This survey was undertaken to collect basic demographic data on patients with S. aureus infections; to provide information on antimicrobial resistance among S. aureus, including resistance to the topical agents fusidic acid and mupirocin; to determine the prevalence of the Panton Valentine leukocidin (PVL) toxin among S. aureus; and to identify and characterise the major MSSA clones