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High Levels of MRSA Found in Pork Products

January 26, 2012 — A recent study has found higher prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (MRSA) in retail pork products than previously identified, reports

Researchers at the University Of Iowa College Of Public Health collected 395 raw pork samples from 36 grocery stores in Iowa, Minnesota, and New Jersey. Of these samples, 26—or about 7 percent—were found to be carrying the MRSA virus.

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