Presence of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in pigs in Peru

Carmen S. Arriola, Mariella E. Güere, Jesper Larsen, Robert L. Skov, Robert H. Gilman, Armando E. Gonzalez, Ellen K. Silbergeld

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We report the first detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in pigs in Peru. The isolates belong to a livestock-associated lineage previously reported in North America and Europe, CC398, and a highly virulent USA300-like ST8-IV variant, which is the predominant community-associated lineage in Latin America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere28529
JournalPloS one
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 8 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • General


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