Risk assessment of MRSA isolates from swine using a diagnostic DNA microarray
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The SafePork conference series began in 1996 to bring together international researchers, industry, and government agencies to discuss current Salmonella research and identify research needs pertaining to both pig and pork production. In subsequent years topics of research presented at these conferences expanded to include other chemical and biological hazards to pig and pork production.
The aim of this study was to support a risk assessment of MRSA-isolates from swine using a diagnostic DNA-microarray to detect virulence-, toxin- and resistance related genes. In comparison with other species like poultry, cattle and humans there were only few isolates with virulence genes.