#Pig Movement and #Antimicrobial Use Drive #Transmission of #Livestock-Associated #Staphylococcus aureus CC398 (mBio, abstract)

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Pig Movement and Antimicrobial Use Drive Transmission of Livestock-Associated Staphylococcus aureus CC398

Tara C. Smith, Meghan F. Davis, Christopher D. Heaney

DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02459-18



The epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has changed considerably over the last 3 decades, including the recognition of lineages associated with the community and with livestock exposure, in addition to nosocomial strains. A recent study by R. N. Sieber, R. L. Skov, J. Nielsen, J. Schulz, et al. (mBio 9:e02142-18, https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.02142-18) demonstrates the importance of multisectoral cooperation at the intersection of occupational health, genomics, veterinary medicine practitioners, and farmers in order for us to better understand the epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant organisms.
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Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Pigs; Staphylococcus aureus.


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