Emergence of heteroresistant vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (hVISA) infection in Western Australia

Ronan J Murray, Kishore Sieunarine, Peter B Ward and John W Pearman
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb06246.x
Published online: 2 August 2004

Ronan J Murray,* Kishore Sieunarine,† Peter B Ward,‡ John W Pearman§

  • Ronan J Murray1
  • Kishore Sieunarine1
  • Peter B Ward2
  • John W Pearman2

  • 2 Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA
  • 3 Department of Microbiology, Austin Repatriation Medical Centre, Heidelberg, VIC.


We thank Geoff Coombs, Frances O’Brien, Mary Malkowski and Julie Pearson, from the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the Gram Positive Typing and Research Unit, Royal Perth Hospital and Curtin University of Technology, for performing MRSA typing of the isolates.


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