Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, January 11th, 2004
"Oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (ORSA) is a virulent pathogen responsible for both health care-associated and community onset disease. We used SmaI-digested genomic DNA separated by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) to characterize 957 S. aureus isolates and establish a database of PFGE patterns," scientists in the United States report.
"In addition to PFGE patterns of U.S. strains, the database contains patterns of representative epidemic-type strains from the...
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