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Detection of livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC398 in retail pork, United Kingdom, February 2015

Hadjirin, N; Lay, E; Paterson, G; Harrison, E; Peacock, S; Parkhill, J; Zadoks, R; Holmes, M

Authors

N Hadjirin

E Lay

G Paterson

E Harrison

S Peacock

J Parkhill

R Zadoks

M Holmes

Abstract

Livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus belonging to clonal complex 398 (LA-MRSA CC398) is an important cause of zoonotic infections in many countries. Here, we describe the isolation of LA-MRSA CC398 from retail meat samples of United Kingdom (UK) farm origin. Our findings indicate that this lineage is probably established in UK pig farms and demonstrate a potential pathway for the transmission of LA-MRSA CC398 from livestock to humans in the UK.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 18, 2015
Journal Eurosurveillance
Print ISSN 1560-7917
Publisher European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 20
Issue 24
Article Number 21156
Pages 21156
Institution Citation Hadjirin, N., Lay, E., Paterson, G., Harrison, E., Peacock, S., Parkhill, J., …Holmes, M. (2015). Detection of livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC398 in retail pork, United Kingdom, February 2015. Euro surveillance bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin, 20(24), 21156. doi:10.2807/1560-7917.es2015.20.24.21156
DOI https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.es2015.20.24.21156
Keywords MRSA
Publisher URL http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=21156
Additional Information Copy of article originally first published in: Eurosurveillance, v.20, issue 24, 2015

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