Background: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causes a wide range of infections, sometimes fatal, and represents a major problem in both human and veterinary medicine. The global spread of intensive farming and the high and indiscriminate use of antimicrobials has favoured the selection and circulation of MRSA in livestock and, consequently, in food of animal origin. The presence of MRSA is well documented in foodstuff, such as, beef, pork, poultry and rabbit meat as well as fish, raw milk and table eggs. The strains mostly isolated from food are animal associated, i.e. CC398; however, human strains have also been isolated from foodstuff. Some of these MRSA strains are capable of synthesizing staphylococcal enterotoxins.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Food of Animal Origin: A New Challenge in Food Safety?

Elisa Spinelli;Alessandra Barlaam;Antonio Parisi;Giovanni Normanno
2019

Abstract

Background: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causes a wide range of infections, sometimes fatal, and represents a major problem in both human and veterinary medicine. The global spread of intensive farming and the high and indiscriminate use of antimicrobials has favoured the selection and circulation of MRSA in livestock and, consequently, in food of animal origin. The presence of MRSA is well documented in foodstuff, such as, beef, pork, poultry and rabbit meat as well as fish, raw milk and table eggs. The strains mostly isolated from food are animal associated, i.e. CC398; however, human strains have also been isolated from foodstuff. Some of these MRSA strains are capable of synthesizing staphylococcal enterotoxins.
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