Article at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/12/opinion/12kristof.html?_r=2 seems to say pigs in the US are now carrying MRSA. This stuff is very nasty. The bacteria are spreading to farmers, then relatives, then everyone. If the pigs carry it then pork carries it. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling pork, wash surfaces and utensils with bleach and wear gloves if you have any skin abrasions.