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

Jesper Larsen*, Marc Stegger, Paal S. Andersen, Jaap A. Wagenaar

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1349-1352
JournalClinical infectious diseases
Volume63
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • foodborne transmission
  • host adaptation
  • livestock
  • MRSA
  • poultry

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