Fatal Septicemia Linked to Transmission of MRSA Clonal Complex 398 in Hospital and Nursing Home, Denmark
Emerging Infectious Diseases May 2016 V.22 N.5
Rikke Thoft Nielsen, Michael Kemp, Anette Holm, Marianne Nielsine Skov, Mette Detlefsen, Henrik Hasman, Frank Møller Aarestrup, Rolf Sommer Kaas, Jesper Boye Nielsen, Henrik Westh, and Hans Jørn Kolmos
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark (R.T. Nielsen, M. Kemp, A. Holm, M.N. Skov, M. Detlefsen, H.J. Kolmos); Denmark Technical University National Food Institute, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark (H. Hasman, F.M. Aarestrup, R.S. Kaas); Hvidovre University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark (J.B. Nielsen, H. Westh)
We describe 2 fatal cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clonal complex 398 septicemia in persons who had no contact with livestock.
Whole-genome sequencing of the isolated MRSA strains strongly suggest that both were of animal origin and that the patients had been infected through 2 independent person-to-person transmission chains.