- • Food-producing animals (lamb, veal and goat) are analysed for staphylococci nasal carriage.
- • S. aureus is detected in 29.7% of lamb, 12.5% of goat and 2.7% of vealanimals tested.
- • MRSA of USA300 clone (ST8-PVL-positive) was detected in lamb and goat.
- • MSSA of lineages ST133 and ST522 carrying the virulence gene tst was found in lamb.
- • CoNS with relevant antibiotic resistance genes were detected in 28% of tested animals.