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MRSA and MRSP are not usually a problem for healthy people as their immune system and their natural bacterial flora protect them. Some healthy people and even pets can carry MRSA/MRSP in their noses, mouth or on the skin as part of this normal bacterial flora.

However, if an individual has health problems, they may be at increased risk for acquiring infection if exposed to MRSA/MRSP. Contact between vulnerable people with infected pets should be prevented or minimized. You need to identify anyone in your household who might be at a higher risk for acquiring MRSA/MRSP infection and those individuals should not be involved in the daily care for your pet. You should discuss this with your doctor by telling him or her that your pet has been diagnosed with MRSA/MRSP infection. Your  doctor may want to phone your vet for more detail and such ‘team work’ can be very successful.

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A small proportion of the general pet population carry MRSA or similar MDR bacteria, but the carriage rate in sick animals that have visited veterinary practices is higher.

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