Isolation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from retail meats in Hong Kong.

@article{Boost2013IsolationOM,
  title={Isolation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from retail meats in Hong Kong.},
  author={Maureen Valerie Boost and Anthony K. L. Wong and Jeffery Ho and Margaret M. O'Donoghue},
  journal={Foodborne pathogens and disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={10 8},
  pages={
          705-10
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on meat purchased from retail outlets may allow its spread to households and represents a risk for colonization and possibly infection of consumers. Improved isolation methods have indicated that more than 10% of samples are positive. We aimed to determine rates of MRSA contamination of meat samples, including comparison of fresh and frozen samples. We characterized isolates and determined their antibiotic… CONTINUE READING
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