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Multicity Outbreak of Linezolid-Resistant <i>Staphylococcus epidermidis</i> Associated with Clonal Spread of a <i>cfr</i>-Containing Strain

Hector Bonilla, Michael D. Huband, Joan Seidel, Helen Schmidt, MaryKay Lescoe, Sandra P. McCurdy, M. Megan Lemmon, Lori A. Brennan, A. Tait-Kamradt, Laura Puzniak and John P. Quinn

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 51, issue 7, pages 796-800
Published in print October 2010 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2010 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/656281
Multicity Outbreak of Linezolid-Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis Associated with Clonal Spread of a cfr-Containing Strain

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We report a multicity outbreak of cfr-containing linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis in Ohio. Thirty-nine isolates were obtained from 2 hospitals. Two clones with different mechanisms of linezolid resistance were circulating in hospital A. One of these contained the cfr gene, and the other a ribosomal mutation. The clone containing cfr was identical in both hospitals.

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

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