Journal Article

Heterosexual Transmission of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>

Heather A. Cook, E. Yoko Furuya, Elaine Larson, Glenny Vasquez and Franklin D. Lowy

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 44, issue 3, pages 410-413
Published in print February 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/510681
Heterosexual Transmission of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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Heterosexual transmission of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has not been documented. As part of a survey conducted in northern Manhattan, we encountered 3 households in which heterosexual transmission was responsible for new community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus infection. The vaginal and inguinal isolates obtained from the sexual partners were USA 300. This report documents an important and previously unrecognized means of community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus colonization and transmission for these potentially invasive strains.

Journal Article.  2533 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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