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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Feb;78(4):1296-7. doi: 10.1128/AEM.07260-11. Epub 2011 Dec 9.

Absence of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus clonal complex CC398 as a nasal colonizer of pigs raised in an alternative system.

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  • 1Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, Wernigerode, Germany. cunych@rki.de

Abstract

Livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) ST398 isolated from pigs raised in conventional farms was previously reported. Here we report a study on 25 farms adhering to an alternative system. LA-MRSA ST398 was not detected in nasal swabs from 178 pigs or from 89 humans working and living on these farms.

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