Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on retail meat in Iowa.

@article{Hanson2011PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on retail meat in Iowa.},
  author={Blake M. Hanson and Anne E Dressler and Abby L. Harper and R Philip Scheibel and Shylo E. Wardyn and Laura K Roberts and Jennifer S. Kroeger and Tara C Smith},
  journal={Journal of infection and public health},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={169-74}
}
Several recent studies have indicated a high prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in retail-available meat. However, few studies have investigated MRSA in meat in the United States. The aim of this study was to determine the presence of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) on meat samples available at retail stores. Samples of fresh raw pork, chicken, beef, and turkey were purchased from 22 food stores throughout Iowa. S. aureus strains were isolated from 27 of 165… CONTINUE READING
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