MRSA ST398 is a form of MRSA often encountered on farms. It is moving out slowly in to the general population. This site gathers information on this strain in an extended directory and adds new sources frequently. We run one of the largest general MRSA reference sites in the world.

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The first case of Staphylococcus aureus ST398 causing bacteremia in an immunocompromised patient in Greece Drougka E, Foka A, Marangos MN, Liakopoulos A, Makatsoris T, Anastassiou ED, Petinaki E, Spiliopoulou I – Indian J Med Microbiol. We describe a case…

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Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica | Abstract | Bovine-associated MRSA ST398 in the Netherlands. During routinely screening (50.000 milk samples on an annual basis) 14 MRSA ST398 strains were identified in the period of January 2008 to September 2008 in 14 different…

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JSTOR: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 33, No. 6 (June 2012), pp. 624-626. We describe an outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ST398 in a nursing home in the Netherlands. Seven residents and 4 healthcare workers were identified with…

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Bovine-associated MRSA ST398 in the Netherlands. Bovine-associated MRSA ST398 in the Netherlands During routinely screening (50.000 milk samples on an annual basis) 14 MRSA ST398strains were identified in the period of January 2008 to September 2008 in 14 different dairyherds…

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SUPERBUG MEAT: FACTORY FARMS WEAKEN ANTIBIOTICS – Piper Hoffman – Open Salon. Second, the FDA announced after Magistrate Judge Katz’s ruling that it is “proposing a voluntary initiative” to end the use of antibiotics to speed the growth of animals…

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Livestock-associated MRSA ST398 carriage in pig slaughterhouse workers related to quantitative environmental exposure — Gilbert et al. — Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Abstract Objectives To assess livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) carriage among workers in pig slaughterhouses and assess associated…

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Report on MRSA and veterinary practice published | Department of Health. A report on occupational health in veterinary practice: MRSA screening and the role of occupational health, has been published by the Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated…

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Long-term study of MRSA ST1, t127 mastitis in a dairy cow — Pilla et al. 170 (12): 312 — Veterinary Record. The present report regards a dairy cow with an intramammary infection by MRSA ST1, t127 that was investigated over…

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Livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus – Fluit – Clinical Microbiology and Infection – Wiley Online Library. Staphylococcus aureus has a longtime association with livestock. Livestock can be a carrier of S. aureus, but also become infected. The best known infection is bovine…

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MRSA is epedemic in Dutch farming community

March 6, 2012

AgriHolland Nieuws: Circa 15% mensen op kalver- of varkensbedrijven MRSA-positief. Of the people who live on a vleeskalverbedrijf and / or work is 16% positive for MRSA in the nose. For farmers was 33%, 26% for employees and family members…

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