Table 1

Details of STs and clones containing MRSA from more than one country

EMRSA clone*No. of isolates MRSANo. of isolates MSSA (I/C)Allelic profile§Geographic spread, MRSAPrevious name(s) of EMRSA clone
ST5-MRSA-1 1234 (14/20)1-4-1-4-12-1-10Pol,Slo,UKEMRSA-3
ST5-MRSA-II 211-4-1-4-12-1-10Fin,Ire,Jap,UK,USANew York/Japan/GISA
ST5-GISA-II41-4-1-4-12-1-10Jap,USA
ST5-MRSA-III11-4-1-4-12-1-10Bel
ST5-MRSA-IV51-4-1-4-12-1-10Fra,Por,UK,USAPediatric
ST8-MRSA-I138 (21/17)3-3-1-1-4-4-3Aus
ST8-MRSA-II 123-3-1-1-4-4-3Ire,UK,USAIrish-1
ST8-MRSA-III13-3-1-1-4-4-4UKEMRSA-7
ST8-MRSA-IV 203-3-1-1-4-4-3Fin,Fra,Ger,Ire,Net,UK,USAEMRSA-2,-6
ST22-MRSA-IV 4328 (9/19)7-6-1-5-8-8-6Ger,Ire,Swe,UKEMRSA-15, Barnim
ST30-MRSA-IV385 (38/47)2-2-2-2-6-3-2Ger,Swe
ST36-MRSA-II 4402-2-2-2-2-3-2Fin,UKEMRSA-16
ST45-MRSA-II127 (18/9)10-14-8-6-10-3-2USA
ST45-MRSA-IV 1310-14-8-6-10-3-2Bel,Fin,Ger,SweBerlin
ST228-MRSA-I 1301-4-1-4-12-24-29Ger,SloSouthern Germany
ST239-MRSA-III 2102-3-1-1-4-4-3Fin,Ger,Gre,Ire,Net,Pol,Por,Slo,Swe,UK,USAEMRSA-1, -4, -11 Por/Bra, Vienna
ST241-MRSA-III202-3-1-1-4-4-30Fin,UK
ST247-MRSA-I 3903-3-1-12-4-4-16Bel,Fin,Fra,Ger,Por,Slo,Spa,Swe,UK,USAEMRSA-5, -17, Iberian
ST250-MRSA-I 2103-3-1-1-4-4-16Den,Ger,Swi,Uga,UKFirst MRSA
ST254-MRSA-I103-32-1-1-4-4-3UK
ST254-MRSA-IV23-32-1-1-4-4-3Ger,UKEMRSA-10, Hannover
  • * The 11 major MRSA clones among the 359 MRSA isolates are underlined. 

  • Numbers of MRSA isolates differ from those in Fig. 2 as not all isolates could be SSCmec typed. 

  • Number of MSSA isolates of ST; I = invasive disease isolate; C = carried isolate. 

  • § Alleles at the seven MLST loci in the order arcC-aroE-glpF-gmk-pta-tpi-yqiL. 

  • Country codes: Aus-Australia, Bel-Belgium, Den-Denmark, Fra-France, Fin-Finland, Ger-Germany, Gre-Greece, Ire-Republic of Ireland, Jap-Japan, Net-Netherlands, Pol-Poland, Por-Portugal, Slo-Slovenia, Spa-Spain, Swe-Sweden, Swi-Switzerland, Tha-Thailand, Uga-Uganda, UK-United Kingdom, USA-United States.