MRSA in pork production shower facilities: an intervention to reduce occupational exposure.
J Agric Saf Health. 2012 Jan ;18(1):5-9. PMID: 22458012
National Pork Producers Council, Washington, DC, USA.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal colonization has been documented in swine and swine workers. MRSA has also been found in the shower facilities of conventional swine farms. We previously conducted a review of the literature to identify measures used to reduce MRSA prevalence in athletic facilities. In this study, we evaluated those measures for adaptability to the pork production environment. A best practices protocol was developed to reduce MRSA levels in pork production shower facilities and implemented in two conventional swine production systems.