Abstract Title:

MRSA in pork production shower facilities: an intervention to reduce occupational exposure.

Abstract Source:

J Agric Saf Health. 2012 Jan ;18(1):5-9. PMID: 22458012

Abstract Author(s):

K R Leedom Larson, E A Wagstrom, K J Donham, A L Harper, B M Hanson, M J Male, T C Smith

Article Affiliation:

National Pork Producers Council, Washington, DC, USA.


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal colonization has been documented in swine and swine workers. MRSA has also been found in the shower facilities of conventional swine farms. We previously conducted a review of the literature to identify measures used to reduce MRSA prevalence in athletic facilities. In this study, we evaluated those measures for adaptability to the pork production environment. A best practices protocol was developed to reduce MRSA levels in pork production shower facilities and implemented in two conventional swine production systems.

Study Type : Human Study

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