MRSA found in our milk: Superbug strain can cause serious infections in humans and is resistant to antibiotics

MRSA found in our milk: Superbug strain can cause serious infections in humans and is resistant to antibiotics Scientists tested 1,500 samples of bulk milk and found seven cases of MRSA ST398 from five farms in England, Scotland and Wales The superbug can cause serious and occasionally deadly infections in humans | UPDATED: 07:46 GMT, 21 December 2012 A potentially deadly MRSA superbug has been found in British milk for the first time. The superbug – already a problem in farm animals on the Continent – can cause serious and occasionally deadly infections in humans and is becoming a cause of udder infections in dairy cows. The strain of MRSA known as ST398 is resistant to antibiotics, so doctors find it difficult to treat infected people effectively