A study of the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pigs and in personnel involved in the pig industry in Ireland.

@article{Horgan2011ASO,
  title={A study of the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pigs and in personnel involved in the pig industry in Ireland.},
  author={Marianne Horgan and Yvonne Abbott and Peadar G. Lawlor and Angela S. Rossney and Aidan Coffey and Gerald F. Fitzgerald and O Mcauliffe and R. Paul Ross},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={190 2},
  pages={255-9}
}
To evaluate the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the pig population in Ireland, nasal swabbing was employed in three abattoirs to screen 440 pigs from 41 geographically distributed farms. One hundred individuals involved in the pig industry were also nasally screened. No MRSA isolates were recovered from the pigs and only two of the humans tested were identified as MRSA carriers. Importantly, MRSA was not obtained from pig producers, veterinarians or abattoir… CONTINUE READING
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