Isolation and characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from Louisiana retail meats.

@article{Pu2009IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from Louisiana retail meats.},
  author={Shuaihua Pu and Feifei Han and Beilei Ge},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={265-7}
}
We investigated the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in 120 retail meat samples from 30 grocery stores in Baton Rouge, LA. S. aureus strains were recovered from 45.6% of pork samples and 20% of beef samples, whereas MRSA strains were isolated from six meat samples (five pork samples and one beef sample). The MRSA isolates were of two strain types (clones), one harboring Panton-Valentine leucocidin and belonging to pulsed-field gel electrophoresis… CONTINUE READING
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