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Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Nov 15;63(10):1349-1352. Epub 2016 Sep 20.

Evidence for Human Adaptation and Foodborne Transmission of Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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1
Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen.
2
Translational Genomics Research Institute, Flagstaff, Arizona.
3
University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg.
4
Hvidovre Hospital.
5
Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby.
6
Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin.
7
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Neustadt-Mariensee.
8
Robert Koch Institut, Wernigerode, Germany.
9
Ghent University.
10
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis.
11
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
12
French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, Lyon.
13
French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, Ploufragan, France.
14
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1.
15
Hospices Civils de Lyon.
16
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana.
17
University of Palermo, Italy.
18
Istituto Superiore di Sanitá, Rome.
19
Utrecht University.
20
Central Veterinary Institute, Lelystad.
21
Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, Utrecht.
22
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands.
23
Complutense University of Madrid.
24
University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain.
25
George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Abstract

We investigated the evolution and epidemiology of a novel livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain, which colonizes and infects urban-dwelling Danes even without a Danish animal reservoir. Genetic evidence suggests both poultry and human adaptation, with poultry meat implicated as a probable source.

KEYWORDS:

MRSA; foodborne transmission; host adaptation; livestock; poultry

PMID:
27655995
PMCID:
PMC5091345
DOI:
10.1093/cid/ciw532
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