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The prevalence of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among conventional pig herds in the Netherlands is high (around 71%). Nevertheless, information about the prevalence of MRSA among organic pig herds is lacking. Here, we report a study on 24 of the 49 organic pig herds in the Netherlands. The prevalence of MRSA positive herds showed to be 21%. The genetic characteristics of the MRSA isolates were similar to MRSA CC398 described in conventional pigs except one exceptional HA-MRSA CC30 found in one herd, which was presumably caused by human to animal transmission. This resulted in a prevalence of MRSA CC398 in the organic herds of 16.7%.
- livestock-associated mrsa
- sequence type 398
1/01/15 → 31/12/16
Bondt, N., van de Vijver, L. P. L., Tulinski, P., Mevius, D., & Verwer, C. (2014). Prevalence and molecular characteristics of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in organic pig herds in The Netherlands. Zoonoses and Public Health, 61(5), 338-345. https://doi.org/10.1111/zph.12076