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7. Can methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevalence from dairy cows in India act as potential risk for community-associated infections?: A review - Sathish Gopal and Kurunchi C. Divya

Veterinary World, 10(3): 311-318



   doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2017.311-318


Sathish Gopal: Department of Animal Biotechnology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Kurunchi C. Divya: Genomics Laboratory. Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


Received: 28-09-2016, Accepted: 30-01-2017, Published online: 13-03-2017


Corresponding author: Kurunchi C. Divya, e-mail:

Citation: Gopal S, Divya KC (2017) Can methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevalence from dairy cows in India act as potential risk for community-associated infections?: A review, Veterinary World, 10(3): 311-318.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is classified as hospital associated (HA), community associated (CA), livestock associated (LA) and is a global concern. Developing countries, like India, are densely populated country challenging for public hygiene practices. HA-MRSA is comfortably recorded in India, and CA-MRSA is also reported as increasing one. CA-MRSA is serious disease which affects the community as endemic. MRSA is one among major mastitis-causing organisms in India as LA-MRSA. There were reports for transmission of MRSA as community between milk handlers and cow in global perspective. In India reports of MRSA in short among milk handlers and also transmission between animal and human. Hence, proper monitoring of MRSA transmission in India should be elucidated in account among milk handlers and dairy cows to avoid emerging CA-MRSA as outbreak.

Keywords: community associated, dairy cow, livestock associated, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission, milk handlers, monitoring.

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