In 2003, a novel MRSA variant associated with pigs, emerged in The Netherlands [1]. Soon after the first publication, other reports appeared describing the presence of this MRSA variant in numerous countries worldwide and in other animals associated with husbandry, resulting in the term livestock-associated MRSA (LA-MRSA) [2]. In The Netherlands, LA-MRSA prevalence in livestock animals such as pigs and veals is high [3,4], consequently the major risk factor for acquiring LA-MRSA is having contact with livestock [5]. Therefore, contact with livestock was added to the guidelines for the Dutch MRSA ‘search & destroy’ policy in 2006 and 2007…..

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auteurs: Thijs Bosch1 & Leo Schouls 1
1 Centre for Infectious Diseases Research, Diagnostics & Screening (IDS), Centre for Infectious Diseases Control (CIb), National Institute of Public Health & the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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