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Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage in different free-living wild animal species in Spain

The Veterinary Journal publish this investigation article

October 1st, 2013

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a life-threatening pathogen in humans and its presence in animals is a public health concern. The aim of this study was to measure the prevalence of MRSA in free-living wild animals. Samples from red deer (n=273), Iberian ibex (n=212), Eurasian Griffon vulture (n=40) and wild boar (n=817) taken from different areas in Spain between June 2008 and November 2011 were analyzed. Characterization of the isolates was performed by spa typing, multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. A low prevalence of MRSA was found with 13 isolates obtained from 12 animals (0.89%; 95% CI: 0.46-1.56). All MRSA sequence types belonged to ST398 (t011 and t1451) and ST1 (t127). Genotypes and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns (tetracycline resistance in ST398 and clindamycin-erythromycin-tetracycline resistance in ST1) suggest that the MRSA found probably originated in livestock (ST398) or humans (ST1). This is the first report of MRSA carriers in free-living wild animals in Europe. Although our data showed that MRSA prevalence is currently low, free-living wild animals might act as reservoir and represent a potential risk for human health




Porrero MC., Mentaberre G., Sanchez S., Fernandez-Llario P., Gomez S., Navarro-Gonzalez N., Serrano E., Casas-Diaz E., Marco I., Fernandez-Garayzabal JF., Mateos A., Vidal D., Lavin S. and Dominguez L..




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Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Zoonosis de Transmisión Alimentaria y Resistencia a Antimicrobianos (ZTA). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaServicio de Ecopatología de Fauna Salvaje (SEFaS). Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

Gobierno de Castilla-La ManchaInstituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC). Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha (JCCM).

Universitat de LleidaDepartament de Matemática. Universitat de Lleida.

Universidad de ExtremaduraUniversidad de Extremadura (UNEX).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).







The Veterinary Journal
FACTOR YEAR Q
2.165 2013

NLMID: 9706281

PMID: 23846031

ISSN: 1090-0233



TITLE: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage in different free-living wild animal species in Spain


JOURNAL: Vet. J.


NUMERACIÓN: 198(1):127-30


AÑO: 2013


PUBLISHER: Elsevier SCI LTD


AUTHORS: Porrero MC., Mentaberre G., Sanchez S., Fernandez-Llario P., Gomez S., Navarro-Gonzalez N., Serrano E., Casas-Diaz E., Marco I., Fernandez-Garayzabal JF., Mateos A., Vidal D., Lavin S. and Dominguez L..


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


5th
Susana Gómez Barrero
10
José Francisco Fernández-Garayzabal Fernández
Last
Lucas Domínguez Rodríguez

DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.06.004


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Porrero MC., Mentaberre G., Sanchez S., Fernandez-Llario P., Gomez S., Navarro-Gonzalez N., Serrano E., Casas-Diaz E., Marco I., Fernandez-Garayzabal JF., Mateos A., Vidal D., Lavin S. and Dominguez L. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage in different free-living wild animal species in Spain. The Veterinary Journal. 198(1):127-30. 2013. (A). ISSN: 1090-0233. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.06.004


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