First detection of livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC398 in bulk tank milk in the United Kingdom, January to July 2012.

@article{Paterson2012FirstDO,
  title={First detection of livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC398 in bulk tank milk in the United Kingdom, January to July 2012.},
  author={G. Keppie Paterson and J Larsen and E M Harrison and A R Larsen and F J Morgan and S J Peacock and J Parkhill and R N Zadoks and M A Holmes},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 50}
}
  • G. Keppie Paterson, J Larsen, +6 authors M A Holmes
  • Published 2012 in
    Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les…
Livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus belonging to clonal complex 398 (LA-MRSA CC398) is an important cause of zoonotic infections in several countries, but there is only a single published report of this lineage from the United Kingdom (UK). Here, we describe the isolation of LA-MRSA CC398 from bulk tank milk from five geographically dispersed farms in the UK. Our findings suggest that LA-MRSA CC398 is established in livestock in the UK. Awareness of the potential… CONTINUE READING