Staphylococcus sciuri strains were unexpectedly cultured from healthy persons and patients from Indonesia during a population-based survey on nasal Staphylococcus aureus carriage. Fifty-one S. sciuri isolates were further characterized. The S. aureus mecA gene was detected by PCR in 22 isolates (43.1%), whereas S. sciuri mecA was found in 33 isolates (64.7%). The staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) regions of S. aureus mecA-positive isolates contained elements of classical S. aureus SCCmec types II and/or III. Copyright

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Severin, J.A., Lestari, E.S., Kuntaman, K., Pastink, M., Snijders, S.V., Lemmens-den Toom, N., … Verbrugh, H.A.. (2010). Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive strains of Staphylococcus sciuri in the Indonesian population. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 54(12), 5413–5417. doi:10.1128/AAC.00426-10