Transmission and persistence of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among veterinarians and their household members.

@article{Bosch2015TransmissionAP,
  title={Transmission and persistence of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among veterinarians and their household members.},
  author={Thijs Bosch and Erwin J. M. Verkade and Martijn van Luit and Fabian Landman and Jan A. J. W. Kluytmans and L M Schouls},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={124-9}
}
After the first isolation of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) in 2003, this MRSA variant quickly became the predominant MRSA obtained from humans as part of the Dutch national MRSA surveillance. Previous studies have suggested that human-to-human transmission of LA-MRSA, compared to that of other MRSA lineages, rarely occurs. However, these reports describe the transmission of LA-MRSA based on epidemiology and limited molecular characterization of… CONTINUE READING