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Volume 13, Number 9—September 2007

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Pigs with Exudative Epidermitis

Engeline van Duijkeren*Comments to Author , Marc D. Jansen†, S. Carolien Flemming*, Han de Neeling‡, Jaap A. Wagenaar*, Anky H.W. Schoormans*, Arie van Nes*, and Ad C. Fluit†
Author affiliations: *Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands; †University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands; ‡National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands;

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from 2 pig farms, the Netherlands, 2006

Sample source No. investigated Sample site (no.) Farm No. MRSA-positive pigs or persons* MRSA-positive
sample site (no.) Resistance
pattern†
Piglets 6 Skin (4)
Nares (5) A 6 Skin (4) and/or
nares (4) TKG or
TKGTyLE
Sow 1 Nares (1) A 1‡ Nares TKG or
TKGTyLE
Students 2 Nares (2),
throat (2) A 1 Nares TKG
Farmers 2 Nares (2) B 1 Nares TKG
Gilts 10 Nares (10) B 8 Nares TKG or
TKGTyLE
Weanlings 12 Nares (12) B 12 Nares TKG or TKGTyLE

*For some, >1 positive sample or 2 types of MRSA were obtained from the same pig or person.
†T, tetracycline; K, kanamycin; G, gentamicin; Ty, tylosin; L, lincomycin; E, erythromycin; all isolates were also resistant to ampicillin.
‡2 isolates with different resistance patterns.

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