The primary aim of this thesis is to map the magnitude of the presence of MRSA of Unknown Origin (MUO), elucidate MUO’s risk factors and/or transmission routes.
While the secondary aim is to find out whether MUO carriers carried different MRSA strains compared to MRSA strains of MRSA carriers with known risk factors (MKO).

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Keywords MRSA, Staphylococcus aureus, risk factor, epidemiology, case control, origin, follow up, seafarers, cgMLST, typing, surveillance, MUO, MKO
Promotor M.C. Vos (Margreet) , W.J.B. van Wamel (Willem)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor The research described in this thesis was financially supported by The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW, project number 125020010).
ISBN 978-94-6361-332-3
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Note For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertatoin
Lekkerkerk, W.S.N. (2019, November 19). Dutch Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus of Unknown Origin. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from