Bethany Brookshire writes about some of our latest lab research--and our high school student, Yutao (Max) Su, who helped with it as a summer project in my lab.
New paper! With PhD student Raj Nair, research assistant Dipendra Thapaliya, and high school summer student Yutao (Max) Su--Resistance to Zinc and Cadmium in Staphylococcus aureus of Human and Animal Origin.
My colleague Chris Heaney's research is written up in today's New York Times. Our previous study examining carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in veterinary students is mentioned.
Huang E, Hanson B, Kates A, Smith TC, Pettigrew M, Gurzau A, Rabinowitz P. Detection of Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Swine Workers in Romania. Journal of Infection and Public Health, in press, 2014.
Nice story on our recent paper looking at MRSA and proximity to CAFOs.
Thanks to Maryn McKenna for covering our recent study on MRSA carriage and proximity to CAFOs.
With colleagues at the Iowa City VA hospital and the University of Iowa Department of Geography, a new paper is out ahead-of-print in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology: Residential Proximity to Large Numbers of Swine in Feeding Operations Is Associated with Increased Risk of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization at Time of Hospital Admission in Rural Iowa Veterans.
Have a new guest post at Aetiology by Dr. Tim Fothergill regarding the new FDA guidelines.
With Shylo Wardyn, False Positives and Negatives using PCR-based identification of Staphylococcus aureus clonal complex 398, in Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
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