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Evidence for Human Adaptation and Foodborne Transmission of Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

OPEN Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America | 23 Sep 2016

J Larsen, M Stegger, PS Andersen, A Petersen, AR Larsen, H Westh, Y Agersø, A Fetsch, B Kraushaar, A Käsbohrer, AT Feβler, S Schwarz, C Cuny, W Witte, P Butaye, O Denis, M Haenni, JY Madec, E Jouy, F Laurent, A Battisti, A Franco, P Alba, C Mammina, A Pantosti, M Monaco, JA Wagenaar, E de Boer, E van Duijkeren, M Heck, L Domínguez, C Torres, M Zarazaga, LB Price and RL Skov
Abstract
We investigated the evolution and epidemiology of a novel livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain, which colonizes and infects urban-dwelling Danes even without a Danish animal reservoir. Genetic evidence suggests both poultry and human adaptation, with poultry meat implicated as a probable source.
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Adaptation, Poultry, Livestock, Meat, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Bacteria, Charles Darwin, Staphylococcus aureus
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