TABLE 1

Molecular characteristics of HA-MRSA clones around the worlda

LocationStandard nameCommon nameMolecular characteristics
PFGEMLSTspa typeSCCmec typeagr typePVL
USA/CanadaST5-MRSA IIUSA100USA100/CMRSA2ST5t002/t242/t311II2
ST45-MRSA IIUSA600USA600/CMRSA1ST45II1/4
ST36-MRSA IIUSA200USA200/CMRSA4,8,9ST36t018II3
ST8-MRSA IIST8t064/t068II1
ST241-MRSA IIST241t037/t138II1
ST239-MRSA IIIPFGE type BST239t037/t138III1
Mexico/South AmericaST5-MRSA ICordobes/Chilean clonePFGE type CST5t002/t003I2
ST239-MRSA IIIBrazilian clonePFGE type BST239t037III1
ST5-MRSA IINew York/Japan cloneUSA100/CMRSA2ST5t002/t003/t311II2
EuropeST36-MRSA IIEMRSA-16USA200/CMRSA4,8,9ST36t018II3
ST5-MRSA IEMRSA-3PFGE type CST5t002/t003I2
ST239-MRSA IIIEMRSA-1,4,11, Vienna/Brazilian/Hungarian clonePFGE type BST239t037/t138III1
ST247-MRSA I/IIEMRSA-5,7 Iberian clonePFGE type AST247t051/t052I/II1
ST241-MRSA IIIUK-Finland cloneST241t037/t138III1
ST8-MRSA IIST8t064/t068II1
ST105-MRSA IIST105II2
ST228-MRSA IST228I2
ST5-MRSA IINew York/Japan cloneUSA100/CMRSA2ST5t002/t003/t311II2
ST239-MRSA III variantPortuguese clonePFGE type BST239III variant1
ST225-MRSA IIST225II
AfricaST239-MRSA IIIBrazilian/Hungarian clonePFGE type BST239t037III/III mercury1
ST241-MRSA IIIST241III1
ST250-MRSA IST250t194/t292I1/4
ST5-MRSA IPFGE type CST5t002/t003I2
ST36-MRSA IIUSA200/CMRSA4,8,9ST36t018II3
ST5-MRSA IIIUSA100/CMRSA2ST5III2
ST247-MRSA IST247t051/t052I1
ST1819-MRSA IST1819I1
Middle EastST239-MRSA IIIPFGE type BST239t037/t030III1
AsiaST239-MRSA IIIPFGE type BST239t030/t037III/IIIA1
ST241-MRSA IIIST241III/IIIA1
ST5-MRSA IINew York/Japan cloneUSA100ST5t002/t003/t242II2
ST254-MRSA IST254I1
ST30-MRSA IST30t019/t318I3
ST2590-MRSA IIST2590t002II2
Australia/New ZealandST239-MRSA IIIPFGE type BST239t030/t037III1
  • a −, absence of PVL. Blank entries indicate a lack of available information.