EU HEALTH EXPERTS SAY MRSA CANNOT BE CAUGHT FROM FOOD

BY KEITH NUTHALL

CONSUMERS of food contaminated with meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cannot become infected with the superbug a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) study has concluded. "There is currently no evidence that eating or handling contaminated food may lead to an increased risk of humans becoming healthy carriers or infected," said EFSA. However, people in contact with MRSA-infected live animals have a greater than average risk of infection.

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