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Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Dec;11(12):1942-4.

Methicillin-resistant staphylococci in companion animals.

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  • 1University of Liverpool, Leahurst, United Kingdom.

Abstract

We determined the molecular characteristics of methicillin-resistant staphylococci from animals and staff at a small animal and equine hospital. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) identical to human EMRSA-15 was found in dogs and hospital staff. In contrast, 5 distinct MRSA strains were isolated from horses but not from hospital staff.

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16485485
PMCID:
PMC3367626
DOI:
10.3201/eid1112.050241
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