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MRSA found in supermarket pork

A number of meat products made from British pigs have been shown to be infected with a livestock strain of MRSA, according to recent reports inThe Guardian. The newspaper reports that of 97 UK-produced pork products sold in major UK supermarkets, three were found to be contaminated with the CC398 strain of MRSA. This strain is widespread [...]

October 10th, 2016|Food, Health, News|0 Comments

Monkeys acquire MRSA from humans

Many deadly diseases that afflict humans were originally acquired through our contact with animals. But pathogens can also jump the species barrier to move from humans to animals: a new study shows that green monkeys in The Gambia acquired Staphylococcus aureus from humans. But there's more. Genetic analysis showed the monkeys have acquired S. aureus strains from [...]

August 19th, 2016|Health, News|0 Comments