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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; Nasal cavity; Microorganisms; Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus; MRSA; Work environment; Infectious agents; Pathogens
Tara C. Smith, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, C21-F GH, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242 USA
Issue of Publication
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
University of Iowa
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