Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in people living and working in pig farms

I.V.F. Van Den Broek, B.A.G.L. van Cleef, A. Haenen, E.M. Broens, P.P. de Wolf, M.M.P. van den Broek, X.W. Huijsdens, J.A.J.W. Kluijtmans, A.W. Van De Giessen, E.W. Tiemersma

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We compared the prevalence of human and animal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at pig farms in The Netherlands, and related this to individual and farm-level characteristics. More than half of the farms investigated (28/50) had MRSA in pigs or stable dust and about one third (15/50) of person(s) were identified as MRSA carriers. Human carriage was found only on farms with M RSA-positive pigs or dust. MRSA strains in human samples were the same spa-type as found in pigs and all were not typable by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (NT-MRSA). Multivariate analyses showed that risk factors for human MRSA carriage were: working in pig stables (OR 40, 95% CI 8-209) and the presence of sows and finishing pigs (OR 9, 95% CI 3-30). Veterinary sample collectors sampling the pigs showed transient MRSA carriage only during the day of the farm visit. Working in pig stables with MRSA-positive pigs poses a high risk for acquiring MRSA, increasingly so when contact with live pigs is more intensive or long lasting
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Pages (from-to)700-708
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Volume137
Issue number5
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Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Van Den Broek, I. V. F., van Cleef, B. A. G. L., Haenen, A., Broens, E. M., de Wolf, P. P., van den Broek, M. M. P., ... Tiemersma, E. W. (2009). Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in people living and working in pig farms. Epidemiology and Infection, 137(5), 700-708. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268808001507
Van Den Broek, I.V.F. ; van Cleef, B.A.G.L. ; Haenen, A. ; Broens, E.M. ; de Wolf, P.P. ; van den Broek, M.M.P. ; Huijsdens, X.W. ; Kluijtmans, J.A.J.W. ; Van De Giessen, A.W. ; Tiemersma, E.W. / Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in people living and working in pig farms. In: Epidemiology and Infection. 2009 ; Vol. 137, No. 5. pp. 700-708.
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Van Den Broek, IVF, van Cleef, BAGL, Haenen, A, Broens, EM, de Wolf, PP, van den Broek, MMP, Huijsdens, XW, Kluijtmans, JAJW, Van De Giessen, AW & Tiemersma, EW 2009, 'Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in people living and working in pig farms' Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 137, no. 5, pp. 700-708. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268808001507

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in people living and working in pig farms. / Van Den Broek, I.V.F.; van Cleef, B.A.G.L.; Haenen, A.; Broens, E.M.; de Wolf, P.P.; van den Broek, M.M.P.; Huijsdens, X.W.; Kluijtmans, J.A.J.W.; Van De Giessen, A.W.; Tiemersma, E.W.

In: Epidemiology and Infection, Vol. 137, No. 5, 2009, p. 700-708.

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Van Den Broek IVF, van Cleef BAGL, Haenen A, Broens EM, de Wolf PP, van den Broek MMP et al. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in people living and working in pig farms. Epidemiology and Infection. 2009;137(5):700-708. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268808001507