Livestock associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LaMRSA) isolated from lesions of pigs at necropsy in northwest Germany between 2004 and 2007.

@article{Meemken2010LivestockAM,
  title={Livestock associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LaMRSA) isolated from lesions of pigs at necropsy in northwest Germany between 2004 and 2007.},
  author={Diana Meemken and Thomas Blaha and Regina Tegeler and B A Tenhagen and Beatriz Guerra and Jens A Hammerl and Stefan Hertwig and Annemarie K{\"a}sbohrer and Bernd Appel and Alexandra Fetsch},
  journal={Zoonoses and public health},
  year={2010},
  volume={57 7-8},
  pages={
          e143-8
        }
}
An increasing number of reported detections of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in food animals since 2007 has led to the assumption that there is an emerging zoonotic problem with livestock associated (la)MRSA potentially aggravating the MRSA problem in humans. It was the objective of the study to investigate, whether MRSA was present in clinical specimens of pigs collected at post-mortem since 2004 and to further characterize these isolates. We studied 138 isolates of S… CONTINUE READING

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