First report of lukM-positive livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC30 from fattening pigs in Northern Ireland

Angela Lahuerta-Marin*, Maria Guelbenzu-Gonzalo, Bruno Pichon, Adrian Allen, Michel Doumith, John F. Lavery, Conrad Watson, Christopher J. Teale, Angela Kearns

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Abstract

The increasing number of reports of livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) world-wide attests to the public health concern surrounding this pathogen in animal husbandry and in-contact humans. In Europe, LA-MRSA CC398 is predominant and generally regarded as being of low virulence for animals. Herein we report the recovery of a lineage of LA-MRSA, belonging to CC30, from three pigs in Northern Ireland and which encodes a marker of virulence (lukM and lukF-P83) restricted to animal-associated clones of S. aureus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Microbiology
Volume182
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2016

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Keywords

  • Clonal Complex 30
  • LA-MRSA
  • LukM
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Pigs

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