What is it about?

This is the first report on the detection of a livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain harboring the mecC gene variant in Brazil.

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Why is it important?

The genomic features indicate that the strain is of bovine origin but harbors a repertory of virulence and multidrug resistance genes, including the potential to produce enterotoxin A.


The genomic context of the mecC-mediated resistance investigated in this study can improve our understanding of the origin and evolution mecC-MRSA in livestock and its role on public health.

Celso Oliveira
Universidade Federal da Paraiba

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This page is a summary of: First report of a livestock‐associated methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST126 harbouring the mecC variant in Brazil, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, August 2020, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/tbed.13771.
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