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
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 6,issue 2 (eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3036727, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016830
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology | Agricultural Production | Veterinary Science | Veterinary Diseases | Infectious diseases | Infectious Disease Epidemiology | Zoonoses | Medicine | Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus | Agriculture | Bacterial diseases | Epidemiology | Veterinary Bacteriology | Population Biology | Veterinary Microbiology | Zoonotic Diseases | Environmental Epidemiology | Public Health | Occupational and Industrial Health
    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 amo... View more
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