Epidemiology and genotypic characteristics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains of porcine origin.

@article{Molla2012EpidemiologyAG,
  title={Epidemiology and genotypic characteristics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains of porcine origin.},
  author={Bayleyegn Z. Molla and Megan Leyla Byrne and Melanie Abley and Jennifer Mathews and Charlene R. Jackson and Paula J. Fedorka-Cray and Srinand Sreevatsan and Ping Wang and Wondwossen Abebe Gebreyes},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 11},
  pages={3687-93}
}
The main goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), particularly livestock-associated MRSA (LA-MRSA) in pigs and pork. The genotypic relatedness of isolates on the farm, at slaughter, and at the retail level was assessed. Paired nasal and perianal swab samples were collected from 10 cohorts of market-age pigs (24 pigs per cohort) and carcasses at slaughterhouse, and pork samples were collected at retail. Staphylococci were isolated… CONTINUE READING