Skin lesion by methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus ST398-t1451 in a Spanish pig farmer: Possible transmission from animals to humans

  1. Lozano, C. 1
  2. Aspiroz, C. 2
  3. Charlez, L. 3
  4. Gómez-Sanz, E. 1
  5. Toledo, M. 2
  6. Zarazaga, M. 1
  7. Torres, C. 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    GRID grid.119021.a

  2. 2 Unidad de Microbiología, Hospital Royo Villanova, Zaragoza, Spain
  3. 3 Unidad de Dermatología, Hospital Royo Villanova, Zaragoza, Spain
Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases

ISSN: 1530-3667

Year of publication: 2011

Volume: 11

Issue: 6

Pages: 605-607

Type: Article

Export: RIS
DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2010.0226 PMID: 21548764 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-79959396134 WoS: 000291717500002 GOOGLE SCHOLAR


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Journal Citation Reports

  • Year 2011
  • Journal Impact Factor: 2.437
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 42/158 (Ranking edition: SCIE)
  • Area: INFECTIOUS DISEASES Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 38/70 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2011
  • SJR Journal Impact: 1.028
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: Infectious Diseases Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 79/278
  • Area: Microbiology Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 59/144
  • Area: Virology Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 28/72


  • Year 2011
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 3.5
  • Area: Infectious Diseases Percentile: 63
  • Area: Microbiology Percentile: 58
  • Area: Virology Percentile: 55


Skin lesions by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) of the lineage ST398-t1451 were detected in a pig-farmer in Spain in 2010. Similar MRSA ST398-t1451 strains were also detected in nasal samples from the patient, his brother, and nine pigs from his farm. All human and animal strains were ascribed to the SCCmec type V and the agr type I, showed tetracycline-erythromycin- clindamycin resistances, and harbored the tetK, tetM, and ermC resistance genes. They were negative for all tested toxin genes (lukS/lukF, tst, eta, etb, and etd). All human and animal strains showed closely related pulsed-field gel electrophoresis-ApaI patterns. Possible MRSA transmission from animals to humans is suggested. © Copyright 2011, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.