Detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 in food samples of animal origin in Spain.

@article{Lozano2009DetectionOM,
  title={Detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 in food samples of animal origin in Spain.},
  author={Carmen Lozano and Mar{\'i}a L{\'o}pez and Elena G{\'o}mez-Sanz and Fernanda Ruiz-Larrea and Carmen Torres and Myriam Zarazaga},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={
          1325-6
        }
}
Sir, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains belonging to clonal lineage sequence type (ST) 398 are being reported at an increasing frequency in Europe. This new MRSA type has been isolated from colonized and infected animals and humans, and also from meat in some countries, representing a risk to human health; nevertheless, so far, no data about detection of MRSA ST398 in food in Spain have been published. A total of 318 raw food samples of food-producing animals (148… CONTINUE READING

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