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- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the horse
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the horse
Weese, J. Scott Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
- Emergence of MRSA in horses
- Comparison of human and equine MRSA
- Transmission of MRSA between humans and horses
- Prevention of MRSA transmission
- Future outlook
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive bacterium (Fig. 1) that can be found commonly in or on various animal species, including humans. It is an opportunistic pathogen, that is, a bacterium that normally coexists peacefully with its host, living on the skin or in areas such as the nasal passages or intestinal tract without causing problems, but one that can cause disease in certain situations.
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