Foxes as a potential wildlife reservoir for mecA-positive Staphylococci.

  title={Foxes as a potential wildlife reservoir for mecA-positive Staphylococci.},
  author={Marianne Carson and Anna Louise Meredith and Darren J Shaw and Efstathios Stamatios Giotis and David H Lloyd and Anette Loeffler},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  volume={12 7},
Methicillin-resistant staphylococci (MRS), and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in particular, have become a public and veterinary health concern. The search for MRS reservoirs outside human hospitals is needed in order to understand the reasons for their persistence and to control their spread. MRS have been isolated from rats, but little is known about their occurrence in foxes. In view of the perceived increasing proximity between people and foxes in the U.K. and the well… CONTINUE READING


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