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Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Jan;8(1):82-4.

An outbreak of community-acquired foodborne illness caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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Communicable and Environmental Disease Services, Tennessee Department of Health, 4th Floor, Cordell Hull Building, 425 5th Avenue N., Nashville, TN 37247, USA. tjones4@mail.state.tn.us

Abstract

Infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are increasingly community acquired. We investigated an outbreak in which a food handler, food specimen, and three ill patrons were culture positive for the same toxin-producing strain of MRSA. This is the first report of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness caused by community-acquired MRSA.

PMID:
11749755
PMCID:
PMC2730279
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