Delft Univeristy of Technology
Primary Affiliation: Delft Univeristy of Technology - Netherlands
PubMed Central Citations
54PubMed Central Citations
PLoS One 2016 3;11(8):e0160242. Epub 2016 Aug 3.
Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
J Proteome Res 2016 10 17;15(10):3617-3623. Epub 2016 Sep 17.
Department of Bionanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft , Lorentzweg 1, 2628CJ Delft, The Netherlands.
Nat Commun 2014 Dec 18;5:5820. Epub 2014 Dec 18.
Department of Bionanoscience, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft, The Netherlands.
2014 Aug;61(5):338-45. doi: 10.1111/zph.12076. Epub 2013 Sep 25.
Zoonoses Public Health.
The prevalence of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among conventional pig herds in the Netherlands is high (around 71%). Nevertheless, information about the prevalence of MRSA among organic pig herds is lacking. Here, we report a study on 24 of the 49 organic pig herds in the Netherlands. The prevalence of MRSA positive herds showed to be 21%. The genetic characteristics of the MRSA isolates were similar to MRSA CC398 described in conventional pigs except one exceptional HA-MRSA CC30 found in one herd, which was presumably caused by human to animal transmission. This resulted in a prevalence of MRSA CC398 in the organic herds of 16.7%.