Published in Blood Weekly, May 19th, 2005
"A new category of methicillin-resistant Staphlylococcus aureus (MRSA), called community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA), has emerged worldwide. In contrast to previous MRSA, most CA-MRSA carries the Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) genes (luk(PV)SF) as a virulence genetic trait.
"Sequence analysis of the luk(PV)SF gene of a Japanese isolate demonstrated that the gene has more similarity to methicillin-susceptible S. aureus from France than MRSA from the United States," scientists in Japan report.
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