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Turkey Meat as Source of CC9/CC398 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Humans?

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A study by Alexandra Fetsch (German Fed. Ins. For Risk Assessment) demonstrates that while MRSA is demonstrably most easily transmitted from animal to humans on the farm, the transmission can also occur down the food chain, backing up other studies done by Larsen in Denmark (see above). The researchers here trace back the contamination to a specific region in Poland. They conclude that “These findings strongly show the high demand on comprehensive monitoring and intervention strategies from farm to fork to prevent further distribution of pathogenic MRSA of livestock origin via the global food chain, together with in-depth comparisons between MRSA strains of human and turkey origin.”

See http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/10/27/cid.ciw687.full

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