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Can people be infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus if eating meat?

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lemong | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted January 5, 2013 at 8:04 AM via web

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Can people be infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus if eating meat?

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted January 17, 2013 at 7:47 AM (Answer #1)

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MRSA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus can infect humans in many ways.  Since it has been resistant to our drugs, MRSA plays a great threat in the environment. With the current standard medication available, MRSA is resistant to them which make it more dangerous most likely in the place where MSSA or the Methicillin counterparts is prevalent. These places are the health center, hospitals, dormitories, gym or places where there are open wounds such as school clinics and jails.

MRSA has also been seen on some meat products in some countries which has MRSA strains.  If a person has been in contact with the raw meat infected with MRSA, there is a great chance of being diseased. If the food was not completely/cleanly cooked, high chances of infection is probable. Any infected meat that has been in contact with uninfected ones can spread the MRSA.

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