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Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Livestock Associated-Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) Prevalence in Animals in India

Hamsapriya Sudhakar, Krishnamoorthy Paramanandham, Ashwini Mohan, Sharanagouda Siddanagouda Patil, Parimal Roy, Suresh Puttahonappa Kuranapalya.


Livestock associated-Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) is a antimicrobial resistant bacteria, which has the potential to be pathogenic in humans and animals. The present study aims at employing systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate LA-MRSA prevalence in data extracted from Indian studies. The prevalence of the LA-MRSA isolates was stratified based on type/source of samples (Clinical/Healthy animal samples) and meta-analysis was done. Database searches yielded 21 articles published during the period 2014-17. The pooled prevalence estimate of LA-MRSA was 10.0% (95% CI: 7.0-13.0%, 2=0.6654; P

Key words: Livestock associated-Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Prevalence, Meta-Analysis

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