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Table 2 Characteristics of MRSA strains tested in this study

From: ST9 MRSA strains carrying a variant of type IX SCCmec identified in the Thai community

Isolate no.a Origin of specimen Disease Minimum inhibitory concentrationb(μg/mL)   ccr gene type mecgene complex class meroperon copA agrtype Coagulase type spatype MLST (ST)
Van Cefa Oxa Cefox Tetra Erythro Ofx         
Isolates from outpatients (n = 14)
O-1 Pus Left thigh (Human) Accident, infected wound 2 > 64 > 64 > 64 32 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3 A - - I IV t037 ST239
O-2 Pus Leftfoot (Human) Atopic dermatitis 1 32 32 32 > 64 > 64 > 64 ccrA1B1 C2 - + II XIc t337 ST9
O-3 Wound (Human) Electrical burn 2 > 64 > 64 > 64 64 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A + - I IV t233 ST239
O-4 Pus (Human) NA 2 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A + - I IV t037 NT
O-5 Pus (Human) Infected wound 1 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A + + I IV t037 NT
O-6 Tracheal suction (Human) NA 2 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A + - I IV t037 ST239
O-7 Sputum (Human) Pulmonary TB 2 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A + - I IV t037 NT
O-8 Wound (Human) Accident, head injury 2 > 64 > 64 > 64 64 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A + - I IV t037 NT
O-9 Wound (Human) Accident, infected wound 2 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A + - I IV t037 NT
O-10 Pus Left cheek (Human) NA 1 > 64 > 64 > 64 64 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A + - I IV t037 NT
O-11 Pus scalp (Human) Chronic scalp impetigo 2 > 64 > 64 > 64 64 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A + - I IV t037 NT
O-12 Tissue (Human) Gas gangrene 2 > 64 > 64 > 64 32 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A + - I IV t037 NT
O-13 Sputum (Human) NA 2 > 64 > 64 > 64 64 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A + - I IV t037 NT
O-14 Pus Lt thigh (Human) Accident, infected wound 2 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A + - I IV t037 NT
Isolates from in patients (n = 5)
I-1 Blood (Human) NA 2 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3 A + - I IV t037 NT
I-2 Blood (Human) NA 1 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 16 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A + - I IV t037 NT
I-3 Blood (Human) NA 1 > 64 > 64 > 64 8 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A + + I IV UDc ST1429
I-4 Sputum (Human) NA 2 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A + - I IV t037 ST239
I-5 Sputum (Human) NA 2 > 64 > 64 > 64 32 > 64 > 64 ccrA3B3ccrC A - - I IV t037 ST239
An isolate from healthy worker (n = 1)
N-1 Nasal swab (Human) colonize 1 > 64 64 32 64 1 > 64 ccrA1B1 C2 - + II XIc t337 ST9
An isolate from pig (n = 1)
P-1 Lung (pig) pneumonia 1 > 64 > 64 64 > 64 64 > 64 ccrA1B1 C2 - + II XIc t044 ST9
  1. a O, outpatient; I, inpatient; N, nurse; P, pig; NA, information was not available.
  2. b Van, vancomycin; Cefa, cefazolin; Oxa, oxacillin; Cefox, cefoxitin; Tetra, tetracycline; Erythro, erythromycin; Ofx, ofloxacin.
  3. C ND,Undetermined; because no PCR product was amplified.