Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage among guinea pigs raised as livestock in Ecuador

Marlon Zambrano-Mila, Angel S. Rodriguez, Ismar A. Rivera-Olivero, Mauricio Salas-Rueda, Marco Vinicio Caceres-Orellana, Jacobus H. de Waard, Miguel Angel Garcia-Bereguiain

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Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem in human and veterinary medicine. Here we show that 6.25% of the guinea pigs studied in Ecuador, raised as livestock, carry methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the nasopharynx and therefore may potentially play a role in the transmission of MRSA in the Andean Region of South America.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100118
Pages (from-to)100118
JournalOne Health
Volume9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2020

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