Did MRSA Originate from Cattle?

cattleThe University of Edinburgh, Scotland recently published a study that links Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) to cattle.  The bacteria infection that affects and kills thousands of patients a year is now believed to have originated over forty years ago from cows before crossing over to humans.  The researchers found two subtypes of bacterium present in cows that match the human MRSA. Continue reading