Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Pig Farming

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Voss, Andreas; Loeffen, Frans; Bakker, Judith; Klaassen, Corne; Wulf, Mireille;
(2005)
  • Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases,volume 11,issue 12,pages1,965-1,966 (issn: 1080-6040, eissn: 1080-6059)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3201/eid1112.050428, pmc: PMC3367632
  • Subject: MRSA | pigs | R | dispatch | RC109-216 | the Netherlands | farming | spa-typing | Infectious and parasitic diseases | Medicine
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | respiratory tract diseases

We conducted a study among a group of 26 regional pig farmers to determine the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevalence rate and found it was >760 times greater than the rate of patients admitted to Dutch hospitals. While spa-type t108 is apparently a more... View more
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