"New MRSA Superbug Strain Found in UK Milk Supply"

"A new strain of MRSA has been found in British milk, indicating that the superbug is spreading through the livestock population and poses a growing threat to human health."

"The new strain, MRSA ST398, has been identified in seven samples of bulk milk from five different farms in England.

The discovery, from tests on 1,500 samples, indicates that antibiotic-resistant organisms are gaining an increasing hold in the dairy industry."

Jeremy Laurance reports for the Independent December 26, 2012.

Source: Independent, 12/26/2012