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Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Mar;14(3):479-83. doi: 10.3201/eid1403.070760.

Methicillin-resistant and -susceptible Staphylococcus aureus sequence type 398 in pigs and humans.

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University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus sequence type 398 (ST398 MRSA) was identified in Dutch pigs and pig farmers. ST398 methicillin-susceptible S. aureus circulates among humans at low frequency (0.2%) but was isolated in 3 human cases of bacteremia (2.1%; p = 0.026). Although its natural host is probably porcine, ST398 MRSA likely causes infections in humans.

PMID:
18325267
PMCID:
PMC2570802
DOI:
10.3201/eid1403.070760
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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