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Longitudinal study on transmission of MRSA CC398 within pig herds


Els M Broens, Carmen Espinosa-Gongora, Elisabeth AM Graat, Nadia Vendrig, Peter J Van Der Wolf, Luca Guardabassi, Patrick Butaye, Jens P Nielsen, Mart CM De Jong and Arjen W Van De Giessen

 


Background


Since the detection of MRSA CC398 in pigs in 2004, it has emerged in livestock worldwide. MRSA CC398 has been found in people in contact with livestock and thus has become a public health issue. Data from a large-scale longitudinal study in two Danish and four Dutch pig herds were used to quantify MRSA CC398 transmission rates within pig herds and to identify factors affecting transmission between pigs.

 

Conclusions


Our results indicate that MRSA CC398 is able to spread and persist in pig herds, resulting in an endemic situation. Transmission rates are affected by the use of selective antimicrobials and by the age of pigs.

              
         
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Article made possible through the contribution of Els M Broens, Carmen Espinosa-Gongora, Elisabeth AM Graat, Nadia Vendrig, Peter J Van Der Wolf, Luca Guardabassi, Patrick Butaye, Jens P Nielsen, Mart CM De Jong and Arjen W Van De Giessen and BioMed Central.
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