Back in November, I blogged about one of our studies, examining methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Iowa meat products. In that post, I mentioned that it was one of two studies we'd finished on the subject. Well, today the second study is out in PLoS ONE (freely available to all). In this study, we focused only on pork products, and included 395 samples from Iowa, Minnesota, and New Jersey.
According to a study by the University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (MRSA) in retail pork products in the... Read Post
MRSA is short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that is resistant to certain types of antibiotics, including methicillin, oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin. Most infections occur in the hospitals or hea... Read Post