Family Pets May Harbor MRSA, Other Nasties

The nasty, drug-resistant bacteria known as MRSA may have a new carrier: the family pet. The scourge of hospital wards and locker rooms, MRSA often begins with small red bumps that can turn into painful abscesses requiring surgery to drain them. If not detected and treated, they can find their way into the body, causing infections in heart valves, lungs, joints, bones and the bloodstream. Yes, Kitty and Spot may be boon companions, but their friendship comes with the possibility of the...Full Story
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