Publication Date

January 2013

Abstract

Patterns of detection of S. aureus are being evaluated in a longitudinal study of a cohort of 67 swine veterinarians in the USA. This report presents interim data from the initial period of the study. Overall, approximately 70% of sampling events yielded S. aureus in nasal swabs from veterinarians, and 8% yielded MRSA isolates.

Book Title

10th International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

119-121

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-927

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Longitudinal study of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA colonization of US swine veterinarians

Portland, Maine, USA

Patterns of detection of S. aureus are being evaluated in a longitudinal study of a cohort of 67 swine veterinarians in the USA. This report presents interim data from the initial period of the study. Overall, approximately 70% of sampling events yielded S. aureus in nasal swabs from veterinarians, and 8% yielded MRSA isolates.