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EEDA Textbook References: Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Baptiste KE, Williams K, Willams NJ, Wattret A, Clegg PD, Dawson S, Corkill JE, O’Neill T, Hart CA. Methicillin-resistant staphylococci in companion animals. Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Dec;11(12):1942-4.

Bender JB, Torres SM, Gilbert SM, Olsen KE, LeDell KH. Isolation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from a non-healing abscess in a cat. Vet Rec. 2005 Sep 24;157(13):388-9.

Bottone EJ, Girolami R, Stamm JM, editors. Schneierson’s atlas of diagnostic microbiology. 9th ed. Abbott Park IL: Abbott Laboratories; 1984. Staphylococcus; p. 10-13.

Boyce JM, Pittet D. Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings. Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force Morb. Mortal Wkly Rep. October 25, 2002/ 51(RR16);1-44

Bratu S, Eramo A, Kopec R, Coughlin E, Ghitan M, Yost R, Chapnick EK, Landman D, Quale J. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospital nursery and maternity units. Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Jun;11(6):808-13.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. Community-associated MRSA information for clinicians [online]. CDC; 2005 Feb. Available at: Accessed 17 Apr 2006.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection among healthy newborns--Chicago and Los Angeles County, 2004. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006 Mar 31;55(12):329-32.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. Healthcare-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA). CDC; 2005 June. Available at: Accessed 17 Apr 2006.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. Laboratory detection of: vancomycin-intermediate/resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VISA/VRSA) [online]. CDC; 2005 Feb. Available at: Accessed 17 Apr 2006.

Chi CY, Wang SM, Lin HC, Liu CC.  A clinical and microbiological comparison of Staphylococcus aureus toxic shock and scalded skin syndromes in children. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Jan 15;42(2):181-5.

Cuny C, Kuemmerle J, Stanek C, Willey B, Strommenger B, Witte W. Emergence of MRSA infections in horses in a veterinary hospital: strain characterisation and comparison with MRSA from humans. Euro Surveill. 2006 Jan 20;11(1).

Devriese LA, Hommez J. Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in dairy herds. Res Vet Sci. 1975;19:23-27.

Devriese LA, Van Damme LR, Fameree L. Methicillin (cloxacillin)-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from bovine mastitis cases. Zentbl Vetmed. Reihe B. 1972;19:598-605.

Duquette RA, Nuttall TJ. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in dogs and cats: an emerging problem? J Small Anim Pract. 2004 Dec;45(12):591-7.

Durand G, Bes M, Meugnier H, Enright MC, Forey F, Liassine N, Wenger A, Kikuchi K, Lina G, Vandenesch F, Etienne J. Detection of new methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones containing the toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 gene responsible for hospital- and community-acquired infections in France. J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Mar;44(3):847-53.

Fitzgerald JR, Sturdevant DE, Mackie SM, Gill SR, Musser JM. Evolutionary genomics of Staphylococcus aureus: insights into the origin of methicillin-resistant strains and the toxic shock syndrome epidemic. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Jul 17;98(15):8821-6.

Frank LA, Kania SA, Hnilica KA, Wilkes RP, Bemis DA. Isolation of Staphylococcus schleiferi from dogs with pyoderma. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2003 Feb 15;222(4):451-4.

Goni P, Vergara Y, Ruiz J, Albizu I, Vila J, Gomez-Lus R Antibiotic resistance and epidemiological typing of Staphylococcus aureus strains from ovine and rabbit mastitis. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2004 Mar;23(3):268-72.

Gortel K, Campbell KL, Kakoma I, Whittem T, Schaeffer DJ, Weisiger RM. Methicillin resistance among staphylococci isolated from dogs. Am J Vet Res. 1999 Dec;60(12):1526-30.

Holmes A, Ganner M, McGuane S, Pitt TL, Cookson BD, Kearns AM  Staphylococcus aureus isolates carrying Panton-Valentine leucocidin genes in England and Wales: frequency, characterization, and association with clinical disease. J Clin Microbiol. 2005 May;43(5):2384-90.

Ito Y, Funabashi Yoh M, Toda K, Shimazaki M, Nakamura T, Morita E. Staphylococcal scalded-skin syndrome in an adult due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Infect Chemother. 2002 Sep;8(3):256-61.

Jamart S, Denis O, Deplano A, Tragas G, Vandergheynst A, De Bels D, Devriendt J. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus toxic shock syndrome. Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Apr;11(4):636-7.

Jones TF, Kellum ME, Porter SS, Bell M, Schaffner W. An outbreak of community-acquired foodborne illness caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Jan;8(1):82-4.

Kaszanyitzky EJ, Egyed Z, Janosi S, Keseru J, Gal Z, Szabo I, Veres Z, Somogyi P. Staphylococci isolated from animals and food with phenotypically reduced susceptibility to beta-lactamase-resistant beta-lactam antibiotics. Acta Vet Hung. 2004;52(1):7-17.

Kaszanyitzky EJ, Janosi S, Egyed Z, Agost G, Semjen G. Antibiotic resistance of staphylococci from humans, food and different animal species according to data of the Hungarian resistance monitoring system in 2001. Acta Vet Hung. 2003;51(4):451-64.

Kawano J, Shimizu A, Saitoh Y, Yagi M, Saito T, Okamoto R. Isolation of methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci from chickens. J Clin Microbiol. 1996 Sep;34(9):2072-7.

Kluytmans J, van Leeuwen W, Goessens W, Hollis R, Messer S, Herwaldt L, Bruining H, Heck M, Rost J, van Leeuwen N, et al. Food-initiated outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus analyzed by pheno- and genotyping. J Clin Microbiol. 1995 May;33(5):1121-8.

Lee JH, Jeong JM, Park YH, Choi SS, Kim YH, Chae JS, Moon JS, Park H, Kim S, Eo SK. Evaluation of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-Screen latex agglutination test for detection of MRSA of animal origin. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Jun;42(6):2780-2.

Lee JH. Methicillin (Oxacillin)-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from major food animals and their potential transmission to humans. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2003 Nov;69(11):6489-94.

Leonard FC, Abbott Y, Rossney A, Quinn PJ, O’Mahony R, Markey BK. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from a veterinary surgeon and five dogs in one practice. Vet Rec. 2006 Feb 4;158(5):155-9.

Lilenbaum W, Nunes EL, Azeredo MA Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of staphylococci isolated from the skin surface of clinically normal cats. Lett Appl Microbiol. 1998 Oct;27(4):224-8.

Malik S, Peng H, Barton MD. Partial nucleotide sequencing of the mecA genes of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from cats and dogs. J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Feb;44(2):413-6.

Manian FA. Asymptomatic nasal carriage of mupirocin-resistant, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a pet dog associated with MRSA infection in household contacts. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Jan 15;36(2):e26-8.

Middleton JR, Fales WH, Luby CD, Oaks JL, Sanchez S, Kinyon JM, Wu CC, Maddox CW, Welsh RD, Hartmann F. Surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus in veterinary teaching hospitals. J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Jun;43(6):2916-9.

O’Rourke K. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an emerging problem in horses? J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2003 Nov 15;223(10):1399-400.

Owen MR, Moores AP, Coe RJ. Management of MRSA septic arthritis in a dog using a gentamicin-impregnated collagen sponge. J Small Anim Pract. 2004 Dec;45(12):609-12.

Pinho MG, de Lencastre H, Tomasz A. An acquired and a native penicillin-binding protein cooperate in building the cell wall of drug-resistant staphylococci. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Sep 11;98(19):10886-91.

Public Health Agency of Canada, Office of Laboratory Security. Material Safety Data Sheet: Staphylococcus aureus [online]. Office of Laboratory Security; 2001 March. Available at: Accessed 16 Apr 2006.

Rankin S, Roberts S, O’Shea K, Maloney D, Lorenzo M, Benson CE. Panton valentine leukocidin (PVL) toxin positive MRSA strains isolated from companion animals. Vet Microbiol. 2005 Jun 15;108(1-2):145-8.

Rich M, Roberts L, Kearns A. Methicillin-resistant staphylococci isolated from animals. Vet Microbiol. 2005 Feb 25;105(3-4):313-4.

Rich M, Roberts L. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from companion animals. Vet Rec. 2004 Mar 6;154(10):310.

Richardson JF, Quoraishi AH, Francis BJ, Marples RR. Beta-lactamase-negative, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a newborn nursery: report of an outbreak and laboratory investigations. J Hosp Infect. 1990 Aug;16(2):109-21.

Scott GM, Thomson R, Malone-Lee J, Ridgway GL. Cross-infection between animals and man: possible feline transmission of Staphylococcus aureus infection in humans? J Hosp Infect. 1988;12:29-34.

Seguin JC, Walker RD, Caron JP, Kloos WE, George CG, Hollis RJ, Jones RN, Pfaller MA. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus outbreak in a veterinary teaching hospital: potential human-to-animal transmission. J Clin Microbiol. 1999 May;37(5):1459-63.

Shimizu A, Kawano J, Yamamoto C, Kakutani O, Anzai T, Kamada M. Genetic analysis of equine methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. J. Vet. Med. Sci. 1997;59:935-937.

Tanner MA, Everett CL, Youvan DC. Molecular phylogenetic evidence for noninvasive zoonotic transmission of Staphylococcus intermedius from a canine pet to a human. J Clin Microbiol. 2000 Apr;38(4):1628-31.

United States Food and Drug Administration [FDA], Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins handbook [monograph online] FDA; 1992 [last update 2005 Dec]. Staphylococcus aureus. Available at: Accessed 15 Apr 2006.

van Duijkeren E, Wolfhagen MJ, Box AT, Heck ME, Wannet WJ, Fluit AC. Human-to-dog transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Dec;10(12):2235-7.

van Duijkeren E, Wolfhagen MJ, Heck ME, Wannet WJ Transmission of a Panton-Valentine leucocidin-positive, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain between humans and a dog. J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Dec;43(12):6209-11.

Weese JS, Archambault M, Willey BM, Hearn P, Kreiswirth BN, Said-Salim B, McGeer A, Likhoshvay Y, Prescott JF, Low DE. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in horses and horse personnel, 2000-2002. Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Mar;11(3):430-5.

Weese JS, Caldwell F, Willey BM, Kreiswirth BN, McGeer A, Rousseau J, Low DE. An outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infections resulting from horse to human transmission in a veterinary hospital. Vet Microbiol. 2006 Apr 16;114(1-2):160-4. Epub 2005 Dec 27.

Weese JS, Rousseau J, Willey BM, Archambault M, McGeer A, Low DE. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in horses at a veterinary teaching hospital: frequency, characterization, and association with clinical disease. J Vet Intern Med. 2006 Jan-Feb;20(1):182-6.

Yokota S, Imagawa T, Katakura S, Mitsuda T, Arai K. [A case of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome caused by exfoliative toxin-B producing MRSA] Kansenshogaku Zasshi. 1996 Feb;70(2):206-10.