Antibiotic Resistance and Virulence Gene Characteristics of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Isolated from Healthy Edible Marine Fish

Antibiotic Resistance and Virulence Gene Characteristics of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Isolated from Healthy Edible Marine Fish

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major pathogen that causes severe multidrug-resistant infections in animals and humans. The S. aureus infection can be minor skin infections to life threatening conditions like bacteraemia, endocarditis, meningitis, toxic shock syndrome, pneumonia, and osteomyelitis. Although the MRSA was found in humans and other animals in previous researches, but few studies focused on MRSA in fish. A study conducted by Justine Fri et al. focusing on antimicrobial resistance, virulence profiles, and epidemiological types of MRSA isolated from healthy edible marine fish revealed a range of multiple antibiotic resistance profiles of MRSA.

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