The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in feedlot cattle.

@article{Weese2012ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in feedlot cattle.},
  author={Jeffrey Scott Weese and Sherry J. Hannon and Calvin W. Booker and Sheryl Gow and Brent P. Avery and Richard J. Reid-Smith},
  journal={Zoonoses and public health},
  year={2012},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={144-7}
}
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important human pathogen and recent evidence has implicated food animals in the epidemiology of human infections in some regions. While the role of food in MRSA transmission and human health relevance are unclear, MRSA can be found in retail meat products internationally, including beef, yet there has been minimal investigation of MRSA in beef cattle. This study involved screening feedlot cattle for nasal and gastrointestinal colonization… CONTINUE READING

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