‘Routine antibiotic use’ linked to new MRSA strain found in UK dairy cows

Ecologist: Fresh concerns over the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections from farm animals to humans have been raised after scientists find new strain of potentially deadly superbug in dairy cows Scientists have discovered a new type of the potentially deadly MRSA bacteria in dairy cows that is almost identical to one found in hospital patients. Strains of MRSA, which causes infections in humans and is resistant to many existing antibiotics, have already been found in pigs, poultry and cattle in several......

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