People struggling to get rid of recurrent staph infections might want to consider an often-overlooked source: the family pet.
That’s according to a brief report in being published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine.
It tells of a German woman repeatedly battled the same strain of drug-resistant superbug MRSA until her cat was tested and treated. It’s one of the few documented cases of transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus between a person and a cat.
Several previous cases of MRSA infections in dogs and their owners have been reported, as well as a cluster in pigs and farmers in the Netherlands.
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