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Diversity of SCCmec elements in Staphylococci isolated from public washrooms

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, June 2015
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Title
Diversity of SCCmec elements in Staphylococci isolated from public washrooms
Published in
BMC Microbiology, June 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12866-015-0451-3
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Authors

Hermine V. Mkrtchyan, Zhen Xu, Ronald R. Cutler

Abstract

Staphylococci are commonly associated with antibiotic resistance in healthcare settings including resistance to methicillin and other beta lactam antibiotics primarily associated with the carriage of SCCmec mobile genetic elements. We investigated oxacillin susceptibility in 11 different species of environmental staphylococci to evaluate the potential dissemination of such resistance determinants in staphylococcal isolates from non-healthcare environments. Staphylococci isolated from public washrooms were analysed for SCCmec type and for antibiotic susceptibility. MICs to oxacillin ranged from 0.12 to 128 mg/L. Of the 32 strains investigated, there were representatives of 11 different species of staphylococci. 21 of the 32 isolates were assigned to known SCCmec types. These typeable strains primarily included those assigned to SCCmec type I (n = 8), type IV (n = 6) and type VI (n = 7). In addition to these isolates, 3 strains of EMRSA-15 were identified from different environmental sites. We have demonstrated the diversity of SCCmec elements in a wide range of staphylococcal species isolated from outside of healthcare settings. We have also shown that the variability in oxacillin MICs in such isolates are unrelated to species or SCCmec type. The isolation of EMRSA-15 is also of concern to infection control in the community.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 6%
Unknown 16 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 24%
Student > Master 3 18%
Student > Postgraduate 2 12%
Lecturer 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 2 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 29%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 24%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 18%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 6%
Unknown 4 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 September 2020.
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#10,646,744
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#1,045
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#105,298
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#1
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