TABLE 1.

VRSA strains and control isolates used in this study

StrainGeographic originVancomycin MIC (mg/liter)aVancomycin resistanceSourceReference
Mu50Tokyo, Japan8VRSAK. Hiramatsu, Japan16
MIMichigan8VRSAFred Tenover, CDCc25
NJNew Jersey8VRSAFred Tenover, CDC25
PCNew York8VRSAFred Tenover, CDC24
ILIllinois8VRSAFred Tenover, CDC3
AMC11094Seoul, South Korea8VRSAM. Kim, Korea19
99/3759-VScotland, United Kingdom8VRSAC.G. Gemmell, Scotland, United Kingdom18
99/3700-WScotland, United Kingdom8VRSAC.G. Gemmell, Scotland, United Kingdom18
LIM2Limoges, France8VRSAM. C. Ploy, FrancePloy et al., letter
98141Paris, France8VRSAN. El Solh, France5
28160Johannesburg, South Africa8VRSAV. Ferraz, South Africa7
BR1Sao Paulo, Brazil8VRSAE. M. Mamizuka, Brazil21
BR2Sao Paulo, Brazil8VRSAE. M. Mamizuka, Brazil21
BR3Sao Paulo, Brazil8VRSAE. M. Mamizuka, Brazil21
BR4Sao Paulo, Brazil8VRSAE. M. Mamizuka, Brazil21
BR5Sao Paulo, Brazil8VRSAE. M. Mamizuka, Brazil21
Mu3Tokyo, Japan2h-VRSAbK. Hiramatsu, Japan16
H1Tokyo, Japan2VSSAK. Hiramatsu, Japan16
FDA209PS. aureus type strain1VSSAATCCd16
N315Nagasaki, Japan1VSSAK. Matsumoto, Japan16
ATCC 29213S. aureus type strain2VSSAATCC27
BR18Sao Paulo, Brazil2VSSAE. M. Mamizuka, Brazil21
BR22Sao Paulo, Brazil2VSSAE. M. Mamizuka, Brazil21
  • a MICs of vancomycin in original report.

  • b h-VRSA, heterotype VRSA.

  • c CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga.

  • d ATCC, American Type Culture Collection, Manassas, Va.