In this photo taken May 18, 2011, cows graze in a flooded farm in Lenguazaque, Colombia. Torrential rains, floods and landslides have claimed near 100 lives throughout the country this year. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) By Fernando Vergara
(KMOV) – Scientists have discovered a new strain of MRSA.
The new bacterium has been found in humans, cows and milk.
Unlike other forms of MRSA, the genetic make-up of the new strain is very different and standard tests cannot detect it.
Researchers say that the pasteurization of milk will prevent MRSA cases.