Whole Genome Sequencing of a Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Pseudo-Outbreak in a Professional Football Team.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Two American football players on the same team were diagnosed with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin and soft tissue infections on the same day. Our investigation, including whole genome sequencing, confirmed that players did not transmit MRSA to one another nor did they acquire the MRSA from a single source within the training facility.

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Cited Authors

  • Anderson, DJ; Harris, SR; Godofsky, E; Toriscelli, T; Rude, TH; Elder, K; Sexton, DJ; Pellman, EJ; Mayer, T; Fowler, VG; Peacock, SJ

Published Date

  • December 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 3

Start / End Page

  • ofu096 -

PubMed ID

  • 25734164

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4324220

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2328-8957

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ofid/ofu096


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States