Short communication: Outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-associated mastitis in a closed dairy herd.

@article{Guimares2017ShortCO,
  title={Short communication: Outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-associated mastitis in a closed dairy herd.},
  author={Felipe Freitas Guimar{\~a}es and Marcela de P. Manzi and S{\^a}mea Fernandes Joaquim and Virg{\'i}nia Bodel{\~a}o Richini-Pereira and H{\'e}lio Langoni},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2017},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={726-730}
}
Cows are probably the main source of contamination of raw milk with Staphylococcus aureus. Mammary glands with subclinical mastitis can shed large numbers of Staph. aureus in milk. Because of the risk of this pathogen to human health as well as animal health, the aim of this paper was to describe an outbreak of mastitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staph. aureus (MRSA), oxacillin-susceptible mecA-positive Staph. aureus (OS-MRSA), and methicillin-susceptible Staph. aureus (MSSA) on a dairy… CONTINUE READING