TABLE 2.

Characteristics of S. aureus isolates

IsolateSourcePCR targets downstream of mecAPCR targets upstream of mecAMolecular typingνSa3 (MW756/sel2)φSa4 (SAS0898-0899/ SAS0922)
Locus DLocus GccrLocus BJ1 regionaPFGEspa
IDI2406Hospital A (Canada)+ccrAB2+SCCmec IIUSA100TJMBMDMGMKNAbNA
IDI2407Hospital A+ccrAB2+SCCmec IIUSA100TJMBMDMGMKNANA
IDI2445Hospital B (United States)+ccrAB2+SCCmec IIUSA100TJMBMDMGMKNANA
IDI2515Hospital C (Canada)++-+SCCmec IIUSA100TJMBMDMGMKNANA
IDI2595Hospital D (Canada)+ccrAB2+SCCmec IIUSA100TJMBMDMGMKNANA
IDI2643Hospital E (United States)+-+SCCmec IIUSA100TJMBMDMGMKNANA
IDI2683Unknown++--USA100TMDMGMKNANA
IDI2235Hospital F (United States)+--USA400TJFKBPE-/--/-
IDI2239Hospital F+--USA400UJFKPE-/--/-
IDI2247Hospital F+--USA400UJFKBPE-/--/-
IDI2250Hospital F+--USA400UJFKBPE-/--/-
IDI2253Hospital F+--USA400UJFKBPE-/--/-
IDI2256Hospital F+--USA400TJFKBPE-/--/-
IDI2491Hospital G (United States)+--USA400UJFKPE-/--/-
IDI2492Hospital H (United States)+--USA400ULE-/--/-
IDI2500Hospital I (United States)+--USA400UJFKBPE-/--/-
IDI2545Hospital A+--USA400UJFKBPE-/--/-
OTT004Hospital J (Canada)+--USA400U4FKBPE-/--/-
OTT009Hospital J+--USA400UJFKAFK-/-+/+
OTT3498Hospital J+--USA400UJFFLE-/-+/+
OTT3573Hospital J+--USA400UJFFKBPE-/--/-
OTT3574Hospital J+--USA400U4FKBPE-/--/-
OTT3596Hospital J+--USA400UJGBGGJAGJ-/--/-
OTT3598Hospital J+--USA400UJFKBPE-/--/-
USA400Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre+ccrAB2SCCmec IVaUSA400UJJFKBPE+/+-/-
MSSA476PHRI+ccrAB1-USA400UJJFKBPE-/-+/+
  • a J1 region, upstream of the ccr genes.

  • b NA, not applicable.