We report the first detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in pigs in Peru. The isolates belong to a livestock-associated lineage previously reported in North America and Europe, CC398, and a highly virulent USA300-like ST8-IV variant, which is the predominant community-associated lineage in Latin America. © 2011 Arriola et al.
Arriola, C. S., Güere, M. E., Larsen, J., Skov, R. L., Gilman, R. H., Gonzalez, A. E., & Silbergeld, E. K. (2011). Presence of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in pigs in Peru. PLoS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0028529