Scientists in the United Kingdom have found a new strain of MRSA, the antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria superbug, in samples of British milk, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control recently announced.
Researchers found the strain of bacteria, known as MRSA ST398, in seven of the 1,500 samples tested. MRSA is typically found in pigs. The discovery of the bacteria, which is resistant to many types of antibiotics, is particularly alarming, experts say. Infected samples were found in five different farms across the country.