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Evolution of staph 'superbug' traced between humans and food animals
Date:2/21/2012

of a superbugit is simultaneously fascinating and disconcerting. He said that while this strain of MRSA was discovered less than a decade ago it appears to be spreading very quickly.

Our findings underscore the potential public health risks of widespread antibiotic use in food animal production, Price said. Staph thrives in crowded and unsanitary conditions. Add antibiotics to that environment and youre going to create a public health problem.


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Northern Arizona University
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