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BREAKING MEDICAL NEWS August 16, 2013

Human MRSA Strain from Cows

August 16, 2013

A strain of MRSA—or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus—came from cows, according to a new article published by the American Society for Microbiology. The authors believe that community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) jumped from cows to farm workers over 40 years ago and that animals on farms may be a reservoir for future pandemic outbreaks.

Spoor LE, McAdam PR, Weinert LA, et al. Livestock origin for a human pandemic clone of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. mBio. 2013;4:e00356-13.

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