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New strain of MRSA found in milk, cows

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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 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.

MRSA is an antibiotic-resistant infection.
 

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