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Evidence for Human Adaptation and Foodborne Transmission of Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Clinical Infectious Diseases, Oxford University Press (OUP), ISSN 1058-4838

Volume 63, 10, 2016

DOI:10.1093/cid/ciw532, Dimensions: pub.1007268298, PMC: PMC5091345, PMID: 27655995,



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  2. (2) Translational Genomics Research Institute, grid.250942.8
  3. (3) University of Copenhagen, grid.5254.6, KU
  4. (4) Hvidovre Hospital, grid.411905.8, Capital Region
  5. (5) Technical University of Denmark, grid.5170.3, DTU
  6. (6) Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, grid.417830.9
  7. (7) Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Neustadt-Mariensee
  8. (8) Robert Koch Institute, grid.13652.33
  9. (9) Ghent University, grid.5342.0
  10. (10) Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, grid.412247.6
  11. (11) Université Libre de Bruxelles, grid.4989.c
  12. (12) French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety, grid.15540.35
  13. (13) Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, grid.7849.2
  14. (14) Hospices Civils de Lyon, grid.413852.9
  15. (15) Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana, grid.419590.0
  16. (16) University of Palermo, grid.10776.37
  17. (17) Istituto Superiore di Sanità, grid.416651.1
  18. (18) Utrecht University, grid.5477.1
  19. (19) Wageningen University & Research, grid.4818.5
  20. (20) Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, grid.435742.3
  21. (21) National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, grid.31147.30
  22. (22) Complutense University of Madrid, grid.4795.f
  23. (23) University of La Rioja, grid.119021.a
  24. (24) George Washington University, Washington D.C


We investigated the evolution and epidemiology of a novel livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain, which colonizes and infects urban-dwelling Danes even without a Danish animal reservoir. Genetic evidence suggests both poultry and human adaptation, with poultry meat implicated as a probable source.


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