Prevalence of livestock-associated MRSA on Dutch broiler farms and in people living and/or working on these farms

P.L. Geenen, E.A.M. Graat, A. Haenen, P.D. Hengeveld, A.H.A.M. van Hoek, X.W. Huijsdens, C.C. Kappert, G.A.C. Lammers, E. van Duijkeren, A.W. van de Giessen

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Abstract

This study aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on 50 Dutch broiler farms. Of 145 persons living and/or working on these farms, eight tested positive for MRSA (5.5%). Investigation of 250 pooled throat samples of broilers and 755 dust samples resulted in four farms where MRSA-positive samples were present (8.0%). All isolates belonged to the CC398 complex. Living and/or working on a MRSA-positive farm was a risk for MRSA carriage; 66.7% of people on positive farms were MRSA positive vs. 1.5% on negative farms (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1099-1108
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Volume141
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • resistant staphylococcus-aureus
  • pig farms
  • netherlands
  • poultry
  • admission
  • software
  • humans
  • origin
  • flocks
  • herds

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