Multidrug-resistant staphylococcus aureus in US meat and poultry

Andrew E. Waters, Tania Contente-Cuomo, Jordan Buchhagen, Cindy M. Liu, Lindsey Watson, Kimberly Pearce, Jeffrey T. Foster, Jolene Bowers, Elizabeth M. Driebe, David M. Engelthaler, Paul S. Keim, Lance B. Price

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We characterized the prevalence, antibiotic susceptibility profiles, and genotypes of Staphylococcus aureus among US meat and poultry samples (n = 136). S. aureus contaminated 47% of samples, and multidrug resistance was common among isolates (52%). S. aureus genotypes and resistance profiles differed significantly among sample types, suggesting food animal-specific contamination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1227-1230
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 15 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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