Staphylococcus aureus

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The University of Iowa press office did a nice story on our recent article showing “livestock-associated” S. aureus in a daycare worker in Iowa. LabSpaces covers it here. I started a new Facebook page for our research center, the University of Iowa Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases. Join up for research updates! We’ll have a…

Just received an email from Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases saying that my recent article, The Emergence of Staphylococcus aureus ST398, will be available for free online for the next two weeks. It was submitted roughly a year ago so it’s already a bit dated in this quick-moving field, but provides an overview of “livestock-associated” MRSA…

As Maryn McKenna and others have reported, a paper was released on Friday showing a high percentage of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus contaminating raw, retail-available meat products. There has been a lot of media coverage of this finding–so what does the study say, and what are its implications? More after the jump.

One of the reasons I’ve not been blogging as much over the past 2 years or so is that it’s been just insane in the lab. As I was still living off start-up funds and pilot grants, I didn’t have anyone full-time to take care of everything, so all the work has been done by…

Over at the Worms and Germs blog, Scott Weese has a great post on MRSA testing. He notes the he’s frequently asked by human MRSA patients whether their pet should be tested as well, since several studies have documented transmission of MRSA between humans and their companion animals. His first response is always, “why?” One…

Part One: Introduction to Emerging Diseases and Zoonoses Part Two: Introduction to Emerging Diseases and Zoonoses continued Part Three: Bushmeat Part Four: War and Disease Part Five: Chikungunya Part Six: Avian influenza Part Seven: Reporting on emerging diseases Part Eight: Disease and Domesticated Animals Part Nine: The Emergence of Nipah Virus Part Ten: Monkeypox Part…