Livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus in childcare worker.
Emerg Infect Dis 2011 Apr; 17(4):742-744
To the Editor: Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus sequence type (ST) 398 has primarily been reported as occurring among persons in contact with livestock, including swine and cattle (1,2). This association has given rise to the characterization of this strain as livestock associated (3). However, ST398 colonization or infection in persons lacking identified livestock-associated risk factors have been reported (4,5). We report ST398 colonization in a childcare worker in Iowa, USA.
Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Children; Animal-husbandry; Animal-husbandry-workers; Farmers; Bacterial-disease; Bacterial-infections; Livestock; Livestock-industry
Tara C. Smith, 200 Hawkins Drive C21F GH, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
Emerging Infectious Diseases
University of Iowa