Staphylococcus aureus ST398 from slaughter pigs in northeast China.

  title={Staphylococcus aureus ST398 from slaughter pigs in northeast China.},
  author={Xiaomei Yan and Xiaojie Yu and Xiaoxia Tao and Jianfeng Zhang and Binghua Zhang and Rui Dong and Chengyu Xue and H. P. Grundmann and Jianzhong Zhang},
  journal={International journal of medical microbiology : IJMM},
  volume={304 3-4},
To describe the prevalence and population structure of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that colonize pigs at slaughterhouses in northeastern China, nose swabs were collected from pigs in two slaughterhouses in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China in 2009. S. aureus isolates were characterized by multilocus sequence typing (MLST), spa typing, SCCmec typing, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and pvl gene detection. A total of 200 S. aureus isolates were collected from 590 pigs (33.9%, 200/590… CONTINUE READING

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