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Title: Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus carriage among dogs and their owners
Authors: Boost, Maureen Valerie
O'Donoghue, Margie
James, A.
Keywords: Field gel-electrophoresis
Methicillin-resistant
NASAL carriage
Nosocomial infections
Hong-Kong
Pet dog
Community
Animals
MRSA
Transmission
Issue Date: Jul-2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Source: Epidemiology and infection, July 2008, v. 136, no. 7, p. 953-964. How to cite?
Journal: Epidemiology and infection 
Abstract: Case reports have indicated transmission of Staphylococcus aureus between humans and pets. We investigated associations between level of contact between dog and owner, and S. aureus colonization. In a cross-sectional study, nasal carriage and antibiotic susceptibility of S. aureus was determined for 830 dogs and 736 owners. Relatedness of isolates was investigated using antibiograms and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). Associations between carriage and demographics or amount of contact between owners and dogs were documented. S. aureus was isolated in 24% of humans and 8¡P8% of dogs. Antibiotic resistance was significantly more common in canine iso
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/7558
ISSN: 0950-2688
1469-4409 (EISSN)
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268807009326
Rights: ©2007 Cambridge University Press
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