USA300 Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Cuba
1 Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2 Pedro Kourí Institute, Department of Bacteriology-Mycology, Havana, Cuba
3 Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital, Department of Microbiology, Havana, Cuba
4 Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2012, 1:2 doi:10.1186/2047-2994-1-2Published: 26 January 2012
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is an increasing problem in the Caribbean. We investigated the molecular epidemiology of MRSA isolates on Cuba.
The predominant clone was of the spa type t149, followed by community-associated MRSA USA300.
We report the first molecular typing results of MRSA isolates from Cuba.