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The drug-resistant strain has emerged recently on pig farms but has rarely caused human illness.
The report shows increasing trends in several bacteria, most notably in rates of combined resistance for E coli.
The report shows a first-time drop in medically important antibiotic use in animals.
The technique could be used to detect outbreaks while they're happening.
The study appears to be the first to measure colonization incidence or infections as a primary outcome.
The program, approved by residents, was tied to an 89% drop in MRSA over 4 years.
Results hold lessons for antibiotic prescribing, the author says.
Study finds that phage lysins combined with elements of antibodies combat MRSA in mice.
Agency officials say new antibiotics for the identified bacteria are urgently needed.
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