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Record number 509752
Title Evidence for Human Adaptation and Foodborne Transmission of Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Author(s) Larsen, Jesper; Stegger, Marc; Andersen, Paal S.; Wagenaar, Jaap A.
Source Clinical infectious diseases 63 (2016)10. - ISSN 1058-4838 - p. 1349 - 1352.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciw532
Department(s) CVI Infection Biology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) foodborne transmission - host adaptation - livestock - MRSA - poultry
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.
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