Bacteria hitch ride off hog farm

Bacteria hitch ride off hog farm

Workers in hog operations may carry home livestock-associated bacteria in their nasal passages, a new study suggests.

WORKERS in hog operations may carry home livestock-associated bacteria in their nasal passages, a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study suggests.

Previously, researchers believed that Staphylococcus aureus would clear from the nose of employees in hog operations within 24 hours. However, this small study implies that the bacteria can stay with workers for up to four days.

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