An Outbreak of Community-Acquired Foodborne Illness Caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Published Date:Jan 2002
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 8(1):82-84.
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Staphylococcal Food Poisoning
Description:Infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are increasingly community acquired. We investigated an outbreak in which a food handler, food specimen, and three ill patrons were culture positive for the same toxin-producing strain of MRSA. This is the first report of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness caused by community-acquired MRSA.
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