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Livestock-associated MRSA found on a poultry farm in East Anglia

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LIVESTOCK-ASSOCIATED meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) has been found on a poultry farm in East Anglia but, say officials, the strain involved should not be of concern to consumers.

The AHVLA reported on November 26 that it had identified the presence of LA-MRSA on the farm; the strain was identified as sequence type (ST) 398. It said that this strain was relatively widespread in livestock in Europe, including countries from which meat …

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