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Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety

Bacteria Collection: Staphylococcus aureus

NCTC Number: NCTC 14245
Current Name: Staphylococcus aureus
Type Strain: No
Family: Staphylococcaceae
Hazard Group (ACDP): 2
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Conditions for growth on solid media: Nutrient agar, 37C, O2, 24 hours
Isolated From: Human, bronco-alveolar lavage, community-acquired pneumonia. London, UK. November 2017.
Data: Positive for mecA gene. Negative for mecC, mupA and MupB.
Identifes as belonging to the USA300 clone of community-aquired MRSA.

Resistant to: Oxacillin, Penicillin, Erythromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Moxifloxacin
Other Typing Information: MLST: ST8; spa type t211
Toxin Status: Positive for Panton-Valentine leukocidin (luk-PV / PVL). Negative for Staphylococcal enterotoxins A-J, toxic shock syndrome toxin, and staphylococcal exfoliative toxins A, B & D.
Accession Date: 14.12.2018
History: Accessioned into NCTC < Prof. A. Kearns < Isolate referred directly from primary diagnostic microbiology laboratory (London, UK)
Authority: Rosenbach 1884
Depositor: Prof. A. Kearns (Public Health England, Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Division, Colindale, London, UK)
Biosafety Responsibility: It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

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The Culture Collections hold cell cultures, bacteria, fungi and virus strains from worldwide sources. Our scientists ensure that the identification of the cultures is correct and they remain unchanged from when they are first deposited with the Collection. Nevertheless, some of the data we provide about the cultures is supplied by the person depositing the strains and, although we have multiple checking procedures in place, we cannot always verify all their data. Please note that the Culture Collections cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the data provided by the depositors.

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