Author(s): Millar MR, Griffin N, Keyworth N
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Abstract Two hundred and one strains of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from in-patients and out-patients were examined for sensitivity to antibiotics, heavy-metal ions and ethidium bromide and for phage-typing pattern. Heavy-metal ion resistance was less frequent than reported in previous studies and was as frequent in penicillinase non-producing as producing strains. 'Methicillin-resistant' strains were resistance to ethidium bromide and mercury. Resistance to heavy-metal ions, including cadmium, may be becoming less common amongst clinical isolates of S. aureus.
This article was published in Epidemiol Infect
and referenced in Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation