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Animals have a vital role to play in the general well being of people. However, owners of the visiting animals should undertake full and proper hygiene practices, e.g.:
1) The bedding for those animals should be regularly and properly cleaned,
2) The blanket in the back to the car should be treated the same way;
3) Brushes and the likes should be regularly cleaned.

This helps to protect humans from acquiring infections from animals. However, in the specific case of MRSA, it is more likely that humans might pass MRSA to the animals than vice versa – and older / sicker humans in a hospital or care home are more likely to be colonised by MRSA. If the animal is healthy, this remains unlikely to cause infection, but colonisation might be possible..

At the end of the day it is the choice of the pet carer to allow animals to enter premises where MRSA and other bacteria may be present.

All about infections

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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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MRSA in Farm Animals

In 2005, the first report on MRSA in pigs came from The Netherlands. A relation was found between MRSA positive persons and living on a pig farm or working with [&hellip

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MRSA in Pigs

In spite of worrying reports of the spread of MRSA ST398 in pigs in Europe and N. America, in two recent, major EU surveys (EFSA 2009, 2010) the UK pig industry was [&hellip

How we have Helped

My daughter Kass, (15yrs) had what looked like a spider bite on her arm. Over a few days time it looked very infected and swollen so I took her to [&hellip

Cathy Conner – Chloe

On the 15th Febuary 2005 my 9 year old Weimeraner bitch Tarka, had to have an emergency operation for bloat. All went well! How relieved we were. Then a couple [&hellip

Trish and Terry Salisbury – Tarka

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