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Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Jul;15(7):1098-101. doi: 10.3201/eid1507.080652.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 in swine farm personnel, Belgium.

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Université Libre de Bruxelles Hôpital Erasme, Brussels, Belgium. odenis@ulb.ac.be

Abstract

We assessed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in persons on 49 swine farms in Belgium. Surveys showed that 48 (37.8%) persons carried MRSA ST398 and 1 (0.8%) had concurrent skin infection. Risk factors for carriage were MRSA carriage by pigs, regular contact with pigs and companion animals, and use of protective clothing.

PMID:
19624929
PMCID:
PMC2744256
DOI:
10.3201/eid1507.080652
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