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Human-to-Dog Transmission of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Volume
10
Issue
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3201/eid1012.040387
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Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was cultured from the nose of a healthy dog whose owner was colonized with MRSA while she worked in a Dutch nursing home. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and typing of the staphylococcal chromosome cassette mec (SCCmec) region showed that both MRSA strains were identical.

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