Humans have been found to harbor livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) isolates. LA-MRSA isolates are considered adapted to colonizing livestock and less pathogenic in humans than their hospital- and community-acquired counterparts. Here, we present nine LA-MRSA sequence type 5 isolates from veterinarians with long-term swine contact.
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Funding for this research was provided by the USDA Agricultural Research Service and the National Pork Board. S.J.H. is supported by the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Iowa State University.