Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 in Swine Farm Personnel, Belgium
Olivier Denis , Carl Suetens1, Marie Hallin, Boudewijn Catry, Ilse Ramboer, Marc Dispas, Glenda Willems, Bart Gordts, Patrick Butaye, and Marc J. Struelens
Author affiliations: Université Libre de Bruxelles Hôpital Erasme, Brussels, Belgium (O. Denis, M. Hallin, M.J. Struelens); Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels (C. Suetens, B. Catry, I. Ramboer); Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre, Brussels (M. Dispas, G. Willems, P. Butaye); AZ Sint-Jan, Brugge, Belgium (B. Gordts); 1Current affiliation: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden.
Figure 1. Distribution, by farms, of epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains of spa type t011-SCCmec type IV, t011-SCCmec type V, and other types, Belgium, 2007. A) Farm residents and workers; B) Pigs. SCC, staphylococcal cassette chromosome.
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