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Characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from retail raw chicken meat in Japan.

Authors
  • Kitai, Satoru
  • Shimizu, Akira
  • Kawano, Junichi
  • Sato, Eri
  • Nakano, Chisa
  • Uji, Tatsuya
  • Kitagawa, Hiroshi
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
67
Issue
1
Pages
107–110
Identifiers
PMID: 15699605
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two isolates of mecA-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from retail raw chicken meat were characterized by phenotypic and genotypic methods. One isolate showed the human biovar, coagulase type III, phage group I * III, the lack of production of enterotoxins and TSST-1, and resistance to PCG/ABPC/EM/GM/KM. The other isolate showed the human biovar, coagulase type III, phage group III, production of enterotoxin C and TSST-1, and resistance to PCG/ABPC/CEZ. The biotyping results indicate that the two isolates showed characteristics of human S. aureus. They also harbored SCCmec type IV, which has prevalently been found in community-acquired MRSA isolates. This paper is the first publication regarding MRSA isolates from raw chicken meat in Japan.

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