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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.

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Viruses vs Bacteria

The differences between bacteria and viruses Author – Elaine Pendlebury BA BSc  BVetMed DMS MRCVS  Senior Veterinary Surgeon (Science & Welfare) PDSA Bacteria (singular is bacterium) are one celled living organisms [&hellip

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Bugs Explained

Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is only one of a number of bacteria that can be resistant to lots of different antibiotics. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a relatively common finding in long-standing [&hellip

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Skin Infections & Pyoderma

1. How significant is infected dermatitis to the overall health of a dog? Superficial bacterial skin infections or pyoderma rarely cause significant illness. The clinical signs include itching, pustules, scaling [&hellip

How we have Helped

Jill Moss has helped all of us pet lovers in so many ways, regarding MRSA. I never even knew about how horrible this can be for our furry children, until [&hellip

Jan Stroncheck

Loki got a resistant pseudomonas infection during surgery, which was worse than MRSP. He had a fever and was crying in pain. Bumps on his incision reappeared after the second [&hellip

Loki

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