Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among staff and pets in a small animal referral hospital in the UK.

  title={Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among staff and pets in a small animal referral hospital in the UK.},
  author={Anette Loeffler and Amanda K. Boag and Julia Marsh Sung and Jodi A. Lindsay and Luca Guardabassi and Anders Dalsgaard and Heather N Smith and Kim B. Stevens and David H Lloyd},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  volume={56 4},
OBJECTIVES The occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and the possible relatedness between human and animal isolates were investigated among veterinary staff and hospitalized animals in a referral small animal hospital in the UK. METHODS A total of 300 swab samples were taken from nasal and oral mucosae of 78 veterinary staff, 45 dogs, 12 cats and from 30 environmental surfaces. Staphylococci were isolated by selective enrichment and characterized by biochemical… CONTINUE READING
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