Making assumptions based on limited studies or information is a big jump, and there is no proof to link MRSA in humans to pigs and pig operations at this time, said Ching Ching Wu, professor of veterinary pathobiology and head of microbiology in Purdue's Animal Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory. Wu said there is more scientific evidence to support the spread of MRSA among humans and from humans to animals rather than from animals to humans.
Both Ebner and Wu said that because MRSA is so prevalent, the best way to avoid infections is to always use proper hygiene.
Ebner, assistant professor of animal sciences, conducts research into microbiology issues associated with livestock, including food-safety and human-health implications. Wu researches infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance and is on the
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