Bacterial Diseases

Bacterial Diseases

Bacterial Diseases provides readers an overview of a broad variety of bacterial infections. Chapters cover the description of specific disease and its causative agent, followed by information about ...
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MRSA Infections: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections

Pp. 68-73 (6)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811473760120010018

Author(s): Muhammad Imran Qadir, Shahpara Rehman


Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) stays as one of the most vituperative human pathogens and has been documented recently in veterinary settings also. The prevalent use of antibiotics both in human and veterinary medication resulted in the appearance of resistant strains of S. aureus. Resistance to methicillin is resolute by mecA gene, encoding affinity less penicillin-binding protein PBP 2. Cohort animals, counting dogs, cats, horses, small foreign animals, wildlife animals, and farm animals may comprise a pool for MRSA transmission to humans and others. The appearance, risk factors for MRSA transmission among colonized or infected animals, and possible treatment for infection control are reviewed in the present paper.


Close Contacts, Escort Animals, Inspection, Morbidity, MRSA, Prevalence, Transience.