Longitudinal study of Staphylococcus aureus colonization and infection in a cohort of swine veterinarians in the United States.
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BMC infectious diseases, ISSN: 1471-2334, Vol: 17, Issue: 1, Page: 690
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People working with pigs are at elevated risk of harboring methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in their nose, which is attributable to occupational exposure to animals harboring livestock adapted S. aureus. To obtain insight into the biological nature of occupationally related nasal culture positivity, we conducted a longitudinal study of 66 swine veterinarians in the USA.