MRSA in Pets and People

Apr 5, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 5) – “There is a low incidence of MRSA in pets compared with humans,”  said Dr. Carol Maddox, a professor at the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Urbana. “Cats and dogs are more often carriers or infected with a different staphylococcus, Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, which is very seldom infectious to humans.”

http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-04-05/pet-talk-facts-about-mrsa.html

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Niles Animal Hospital (April 10)

http://nilesanimalhospital.com/2015/04/10/the-facts-about-mrsa-and-pets/

Kankakee Daily Journal (April 11)

http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/local/u-of-i-pet-column-mrsa-infection-deadly-to-pets/article_e39eb939-2e22-5ada-8969-5c861a46bf81.html