Friday, 7 October 2011

Pig MRSA - the genie is out of the bottle

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Mechanical Translation from Dutch.

"Studies on transmission of MRSA showed that v-v-MRSA can spread quickly and easily maintain and pig populations, even if no antibiotics are used."

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Title of thesis
Livestock-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pigs - prevalence, risk factors and transmission dynamics



Drs. EM (Els) Broens: Veegerelateerde MRSA in pigs


October 28, 2011 1:30 p.m.
Location: Aula, building 362, Gen.. Foulkesweg 1, Wageningen
Organisation: Wageningen University
Supervisor: Prof. MCM de Jong (Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology)
Co-Promotor: Dr. ir EAM Graat, Dr AW van de Giessen

Reason for this research was the discovery of a link between patients with methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the "hospital bacteria", and contact with pigs. Our research showed that these veegerelateerde (v-) MRSA was present on the majority of Dutch pig farms (70%) and that larger companies are more likely V-positive MRSA than smaller companies. Company size appears to be a collection of risk factors larger firms more often positive. Trolleys in waiting areas and distributes V-MRSA within a few hours from slaughter pigs by contact with infected animals or a positive environment. Six percent of slaughterhouse staff tested positive for v-MRSA and found that all people who work with live pigs. Studies on transmission of MRSA showed that v-v-MRSA can spread quickly and easily maintain and pig populations, even if no antibiotics are used.
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Title of thesis
Livestock-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pigs - prevalence, risk factors and transmission dynamics