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Occurrence and distribution of Staphylococcus aureus lineages among zoo animals: letters to the editor

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The current knowledge of the occurrence and diversity of Staphylococcus aureus in animals is largely biased in favour MRSA and domestic animals. In order to generate novel information on the ecology and population structure of this bacterial species in the animal kingdom, we investigated the occurrence and genotypic diversity of S. aureus in a range of animal species kept at the Copenhagen Zoo. We sampled 146 animals belonging to 25 mammalian species and 21 reptiles belonging to six species. A total of 59 S. aureus isolates were found in 10 of the 25 mammalian species tested. All isolates were MSSA belonging to fourteen spa types, including three novel spa types. MLST revealed the occurrence of seven STs. The study of the ecology of commensal S. aureus in captive wild animals revealed that ST133 has a broader host range than previously thought.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftVeterinary Microbiology
Vol/bind158
Udgave nummer1-2
Sider (fra-til)228-231
Antal sider4
ISSN0378-1135
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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