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Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Jan 15;46(2):261-3. doi: 10.1086/524672.

Increase in a Dutch hospital of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus related to animal farming.

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Laboratory for Microbiology and Infection Control, Amphia Hospital, Breda, The Netherlands. mvrijen@amphia.nl

Abstract

In The Netherlands, patients exposed to pigs or veal calves were recently shown to be at high risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage. In Amphia Hospital (Breda, The Netherlands), 32% of patients in this risk group were shown to carry MRSA. This resulted in a 3-fold increase in the annual MRSA incidence.

PMID:
18171259
DOI:
10.1086/524672
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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