Question of the week - Week of 19-Apr-2017

Which sentence is true about strains of livestock associated MRSA (LA-MRSA)

Question of the week

See a clue in the article Livestock associated MRSA – what is the appropriate level of concern?


incorrect answer

One anomaly of LA-MRSA is that while exposure risk is overwhelmingly concentrated in people working with animals, approximately a third of reported clinical cases have occurred in people without livestock contact. Livestock strains carry fewer virulence genes, are less transmissible among humans, and typically cause less severe disease than human strains.


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