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Volume 13, Number 11—November 2007

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Meat Products, the Netherlands

Inge H.M. van Loo*, Bram M.W. Diederen*, Paul H.M. Savelkoul†, Joyce H.C. Woudenberg†, Robert Roosendaal†, Alex van Belkum‡, Nicole Lemmens-den Toom‡, Carlo Verhulst§, Peter H.J. van Keulen§, and Jan Kluytmans†§Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *St. Elisabeth Hospital, Tilburg, the Netherlands; †VUmc Medical University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; ‡Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; §Amphia Hospital, Breda, the Netherlands;

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Table 2

Number of MSSA and MRSA strains in pork and beef, by culture system, the Netherlands, 2006*†

Meat Total no.
samples Single enrichment broth
Single and double enrichment broth
MSSA strains MRSA strains No. positive samples MSSA strains MRSA strains No. positive samples
Pork 64 24 1 24 29 2 29
Beef
15
5
0
5

5
0
5
Total 79 29 1 29 34 2 34

*MSSA, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus; MRSA, methicillin-resistant S. aureus.
†No S. aureus was found by direct culture.

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