Study confirms successful MRSA strategy for pig herds

Pig farm workers shown to be principal source for introduction of livestock-associated MRSA in swine herds in Norway.

Norway is the only country to have implemented a "search and destroy" strategy against livestock-associated, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) among pig herds to date.

A new study of the strategy's effect shows that pig farm workers are the principal source of infection among Norwegian herds — a previously unidentified transmission route.

The study analyzed epidemiological data collected while handling LA-MRSA in Norwegian pig herds, from the fir

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