Staphylococcus aureus ST398, New York City and Dominican Republic

Meera Bhat, Caroline Dumortier, Barbara S. Taylor, Maureen Miller, Glenny Vasquez, Jose Yunen, Karen Brudney, Jacqueline E. Sánchez, Carlos Rodriguez-Taveras, Rita Rojas, Patricia Leon, Franklin D. Lowy

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Closely related Staphylococcus aureus strains of ST398, an animal-associated strain, were identified in samples collected from humans in northern Manhattan, New York, NY, USA, and in the Dominican Republic. A large population in northern Manhattan has close ties to the Dominican Republic, suggesting international transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology


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