An investigation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in people and pets in the same household with an infected person or infected pet.

  title={An investigation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in people and pets in the same household with an infected person or infected pet.},
  author={Meredith C. Faires and Kathy Chu Tater and J. Scott Weese},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={235 5},
  • M. FairesK. TaterJ. Weese
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of concurrent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization in people and pets in the same household with a person or pet with an MRSA infection and to compare MRSA isolates by use of molecular techniques. DESIGN 2 cross-sectional evaluations conducted concurrently. SAMPLE POPULATION 24 dogs, 10 cats, and 56 humans in part 1 and 21 dogs, 4 cats, and 16 humans in part 2 of the study. PROCEDURES In both parts of the study, nasal swab… 

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