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Until the 1990s, most cases of MRSA in humans were caused by strains found in hospitals. These types were therefore called “Hospital-Associated” MRSA or “Healthcare-Associated” MRSA (HA-MRSA). These types of strains do not seem to spread easily in the community outside of the hospital, but are frequently resistant to large numbers of different antibiotics. They tend to affect older people or people with conditions that compromise their immune systems.

In the late 1990s, strains of MRSA behaving very differently were identified. They were resistant to fewer antibiotics, but could cause disease in people of all ages and did seem to spread in the community – hence being named Community-Associated MRSA (CA-MRSA). In the USA, one strain of CA-MRSA called USA300 has been causing particular problems and is now the commonest cause of skin and soft tissue infections presenting to Emergency Departments.

Presently, HA-MRSA seems to cause most MRSA infections in animals. CA-MRSA has only infrequently been associated with animals to date.

All about infections

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Treatments

Infections can generally be treated successfully with a single course of antibiotics, which may come in the form of creams or ointments, injections, or tablets, and many infections will even [&hellip

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MRSA In Horses

Staphylococcus aureus can also be found in the nose, intestinal tract or skin of a small percentage of normal, healthy horses, although the frequency with which it is found varies [&hellip

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Testing for MRSA

How do we test for MRSA? The only way to identify MRSA is to take a sample and analyse it in a laboratory. A culture can identify the bacteria and [&hellip

How we have Helped

I would like to say a Huge THANK YOU to the Bella Moss Foundation and especially Jill for her help with my cat Felix. The foundation is so helpful and [&hellip

Maria – Felix

My dog Larry became infected with MRSA following cruciate ligament surgery (just like Bella did) I searched the website for information on pets and MRSA and found The Bella Moss [&hellip

Charlotte Hudley – Larry

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