Pets Get MRSA Infections Too
September 21, 2009, 4:17 PM
Pets Get MRSA Infections TooBy TARA PARKER-POPE
In recent years, the resistant bacteria known as MRSA has become a growing problem for veterinarians, with an increasing number of infections turning up in birds, cats, dogs horses, pigs, rabbits and rodents, reports today’s Science Times.
MRSA infections have been found in zoo animals and in therapy dogs, who pick up the germs when visiting hospitals and nursing homes. Recently, a study found that cat owners were eight times more likely than others to have MRSA at home.
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