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on September 14, 2016

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria spread to pigs by workers

Genetic evidence finds source of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus in Norwegian pig herds.

Research has found that pig farm workers likely spread methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to swine in Norway. Scientists observed signs of the human-to-pig infection while working on a campaign to stamp out MRSA in Norway.

The researchers asserted that disease-prevention programs like Norway’s could reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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