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Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 May;11(5):711-4.

Clonal comparison of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from healthy pig farmers, human controls, and pigs.

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Bacteriology Laboratory, Groupe Hospitalier Bichat-Claude Bernard, Paris, France.

Abstract

Pig farming is a risk factor for increased nasal Staphylococcus aureus colonization. Using sequence typing and phylogenetic comparisons, we showed that overcolonization of farmers was caused by a few bacterial strains that were not present in nonfarmers but often caused swine infections. This finding suggests a high rate of strain exchange between pigs and farmers.

PMID:
15890125
PMCID:
PMC3320358
DOI:
10.3201/eid1105.040866
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