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"Pig MRSA" in New York City – via the Dominican Republic?

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Folks: Back in October, I broke the news for you of an intriguing poster presentation at the ICAAC meeting. It revealed the discovery of ST 398, the anomalous staph strain found in pigs, pig farmers and health care workers in Europe, in residents of a Dominican-immigrant neighborhood in northern Manhattan, and also in the Dominican […]

ST 398 in New York City – via the Dominican Republic?

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Here’s a piece of MRSA news from the ICAAC meeting (see the post just below) that is intriguing enough to deserve its own post. US and Caribbean researchers have found preliminary evidence of the staph strain ST 398, the animal-origin strain that has caused human illness in the Netherlands and has recently been found in […]