Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pork production shower facilities.
Leedom Larson-KR; Harper-AL; Hanson-BM; Male-MJ; Wardyn-SE; Dressler-AE; Wagstrom-EA; Tendolkar-S; Diekema-DJ; Donham-KJ; Smith-TC
Appl Environ Microbiol 2011 Jan; 77(2):696-698
As methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been found in pigs, we sought to determine if MRSA is present in pork production shower facilities. In two production systems tested, 3% and 26% of shower samples were positive for MRSA. spa types identified included t034, t189, t753, and t1746.
Agriculture; Agricultural-products; Animal-husbandry; Animals; Bacterial-disease; Bacterial-infections; Infectious-diseases; Respiratory-system-disorders; Sampling; Microorganisms
Tara Smith, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, C21-F GH, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242 USA
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
University of Iowa