Flesh Eating Bacteria (MRSA) in Your Pork?

A Seattle television station investigates the presence of the flesh-eating Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) bacteria in pork and discovered MRSA in three percent of its sample.

Three percent may not be widespread enough to cause us to panic and stop eating pork but it is a big enough percentage to make us extra careful when we prepare pork – particularly ground pork according to this report – in our kitchens.

By the way, as we mentioned in an earlier post, the late Michael Jackson was reportedly infected with MRSA.

He didn’t get it from pork however for he was infected with the bacteria while undergoing surgery. Ain’t that tragic?

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Anyhoo, here’s the news report on MRSA and pork. Watch, learn, and take care of your health: