Topic: MRSA

Norwegian scientists ID strategy for stopping MRSA transmission in pigs

In Norway, where transmissible disease livestock-associated MRSA (LA-MRSA) emerged in 2013, animal health officials have implemented a “search and destroy” strategy, monitoring every animal closely to prevent the disease from spreading through herds. Now that strategy is bringing to light an unexpected source of transmission--and it’s not the pigs that are to blame, but rather the people who care for them.