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Absence Of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) In Cattle From Portugal: A One Health Approach

Authors Correia S, Silva V, García-Díez J, Teixeira P, Pimenta K, Tejedor-Junco MT, Oliveira S, Igrejas G, Poeta P

Received 9 July 2019

Accepted for publication 5 October 2019

Published 4 November 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 3421—3423

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S222478

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Cristina Weinberg

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Eric Nulens


Susana Correia,1–4 Vanessa Silva,1–4 Juan García-Díez,5 Paula Teixeira,6 Kevin Pimenta,1–4 María Teresa Tejedor-Junco,7 Soraia Oliveira,1–4 Gilberto Igrejas,2–4 Patricia Poeta1,4

1Microbiology and Antibiotic Resistance Team (MicroART), Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal; 2Functional Genomics and Proteomics Unit, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal; 3Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal; 4LAQV-REQUIMTE, Faculty of Science and Technology, University Nova of Lisbon (FCT-UNL), Lisbon, Portugal; 5Animal and Veterinary Research Centre (CECAV), Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal; 6Associação de Criadores do Maronês (ACM), Cooperativa Agricola de Vila Real, Vila Real, Portugal; 7Research Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Correspondence: Patricia Poeta
Microbiology and Antibiotic Resistance Team (MicroART), Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real 5000-801, Portugal
Tel +351 259 350466
Fax +351 259 350629
Email ppoeta@utad.pt


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is acknowledged today as one of the most concerning threats to global human health since the future and confines of modern medicine continue to be defined and shaped by the success of antimicrobial therapy.1 As resistant bacteria may spread without recognizing human-animal or geographic borders, many major international organizations have stated that the rising threat of AMR must be addressed though a concerted and multisectoral One Health approach involving humans, animals and the environment. Staphylococcus aureus is a hardy, adaptable, opportunistic pathogenic agent that is able thrive in diverse environments.2–4 It is often present in the natural flora of the human and animal nose and skin, being also recovered from food, food production systems and the environment, causing a range of illnesses from minor skin infections and food poisoning to life-threatening diseases.2,3,5



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