Staphylococcus aureus ST398 detected in pigs in Australia

Groves, Mitchell D., O'Sullivan, Matthew V. N., Brouwers, Huub J. M., Chapman, Toni A., Abraham, Sam, Trott, Darren J., Al Jassim, Rafat, Coombs, Geoffrey W., Skov, Robert L. and Jordan, David (2014) Staphylococcus aureus ST398 detected in pigs in Australia. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 69 5: 1426-1428. doi:10.1093/jac/dkt526

Author Groves, Mitchell D.
O'Sullivan, Matthew V. N.
Brouwers, Huub J. M.
Chapman, Toni A.
Abraham, Sam
Trott, Darren J.
Al Jassim, Rafat
Coombs, Geoffrey W.
Skov, Robert L.
Jordan, David
Title Staphylococcus aureus ST398 detected in pigs in Australia
Formatted title
Staphylococcus aureus ST398 detected in pigs in Australia
Journal name Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-7453
Publication date 2014-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/jac/dkt526
Open Access Status
Volume 69
Issue 5
Start page 1426
End page 1428
Total pages 3
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Subject 3004 Pharmacology
2736 Pharmacology (medical)
2725 Infectious Diseases
Formatted abstract
Livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have recently emerged in many countries. They appear adapted for transmission amongst intensively managed animals, including pigs, cattle, poultry and horses. Those belonging to multilocus sequence type (ST) 398 have notably caused serious infections in humans exposed to colonized animals.

To date, MRSA has not been reported in food-producing animals in Australia. However, ST398 MRSA was recently detected in a nasal swab from a swine veterinarian in Australia. A lack of targeted surveillance means that the presence of MRSA in Australian food-producing animals may have gone undetected. We report here the first detection of MRSA in Australian pigs, the molecular characteristics of the recovered isolates and the impact on our understanding of the global epidemiology of this priority pathogen...
Keyword Antimicrobial resistance
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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