MRSA strain may spread through contaminated poultry

European study suggests people in urban areas with no exposure to livestock are becoming infected with poultry-associated MRSA.

A new study offers compelling evidence that a novel form of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can spread to people through consumption or handling of contaminated poultry.

The research, published online Sept. 21 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, shows that poultry may be a source of human exposure to MRSA, which can cause serious infections and even death.

The study focuses on a special, newly identified strain of MRSA associated

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