Occurrence of MRSA in air and housing environment of pig barns.

  title={Occurrence of MRSA in air and housing environment of pig barns.},
  author={Anika Friese and Jochen Schulz and Laura Hoehle and Alexandra Fetsch and B A Tenhagen and Joerg Hartung and U. R{\"o}sler},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={158 1-2},
A high prevalence of MRSA among farm animals, especially pigs, has been observed for some time. However, knowledge on transmission routes of MRSA in livestock production is still scarce. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the occurrence of MRSA in pig house air as well as in samples from pigs and their housing environment in 27 MRSA positive pig barns of different sizes and production types. In 85.2% of all barns MRSA was detected in the animal house air. Impingement turned out… CONTINUE READING
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