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Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Apr;13(4):630-2.

MRSA transmission between cows and humans.

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  • 1Central Veterinary Institute, Budapest, Hungary. juhasznee@oai.hu

Abstract

We isolated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from cows with subclinical mastitis and from a person who worked with these animals. The bovine and human strains were indistinguishable by phenotyping and genotyping methods and were of a low frequency spa type. To our knowledge, this finding indicates the first documented case of direct transmission of MRSA between cows and humans.

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17553285
PMCID:
PMC2725960
DOI:
10.3201/eid1304.060833
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