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Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in retail food in Singapore

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, January 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in retail food in Singapore
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13756-017-0255-3
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Authors

Kyaw Thu Aung, Li Yang Hsu, Tse Hsien Koh, Hapuarachchige Chanditha Hapuarachchi, Man Ling Chau, Ramona Alikiiteaga Gutiérrez, Lee Ching Ng

Abstract

We characterised 227 Staphylococcus aureus isolates from retail food and food handlers' gloves samples obtained through food surveillance and risk assessment studies between 2011 and 2014. Of 227 isolates, five (2.2%) were methicillin-resistant and belonged to sequence types ST80 (n = 3) and ST6 (n = 2). All five isolates belonged to SCCmec type IV, were Panton-Valentine leukocidin (pvl)-negative and staphylococcal enterotoxin genes-positive. Resistance to azithromycin was found in ST80 isolates, in addition to resistance to beta-lactams. Our finding of two clinically relevant methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains (ST80 and ST6) in ready-to-eat food and food contact surfaces at retail in Singapore suggests food and food contact surfaces as potential environmental sources of MRSA in the community.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 41%
Unspecified 4 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 12%
Student > Bachelor 2 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 5 29%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 6%
Other 2 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 February 2018.
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#2,050,787
of 12,492,926 outputs
Outputs from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#275
of 568 outputs
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#61,418
of 264,348 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#8
of 24 outputs
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