What you should know about people, pets, MRSA, and bite wounds

November 2011
Veterinary Medicine;Nov2011, Vol. 106 Issue 11, p550
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the article published in the journal "Lancet Infection Diseases" which indicates the transmission patterns of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) between pets and humans. It notes the susceptibility of MRSA strains to antibiotics. The findings also showed that common pathogens which people acquire from dog and cat bite wounds usually transmit a mixture of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria from the victim's skin and the animal's oral cavity.


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