Persistence of Livestock Associated MRSA CC398 in Humans Is Dependent on Intensity of Animal Contact

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Graveland, Haitske; Wagenaar, Jaap A.; Bergs, Kelly; Heesterbeek, Hans; Heederik, Dick;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 6,issue 2 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3036727, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016830
  • Subject: Research Article | Agricultural Production | Veterinary Diseases | Infectious diseases | Infectious Disease Epidemiology | Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus | Agriculture | Epidemiology | Veterinary Microbiology | Public Health | Occupational and Industrial Health | Biology | Veterinary Science | Zoonoses | Medicine | Bacterial diseases | Q | Veterinary Bacteriology | R | Population Biology | Zoonotic Diseases | Science | Environmental Epidemiology
    mesheuropmc: bacterial infections and mycoses | biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition

INTRODUCTION: The presence of Livestock Associated MRSA (LA-MRSA) in humans is associated with intensity of animal contact. It is unknown whether the presence of LA-MRSA is a result of carriage or retention of MRSA-contaminated dust. We conducted a longitudinal study am... View more
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