Self-reported methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in USA pork producers.
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Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA.
Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA, USA
Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA, USA
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2010;17(2):331-334
Pork producers selected from the National Pork Board`s producer database were surveyed. Five (3.7%) reported being diagnosed with a MRSA infection. Risk factors related to swine farm biosecurity were examined. None were statistically significant predictors of MRSA infection.
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