Features January 2008 Issue

Defeating the Resistance of Staph Infections Among Canines

Antibiotic-resistant Staph can be spread between dogs and humans.

Can the same drug-resistant illness that has been killing people in record numbers infect your dog? Can drug-resistant Staph infections be passed between dogs and humans? Is your dog at risk? Might your dog be a health hazard to others? The answers are yes, yes, and maybe. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent the spread of bacterial infections, including the drug-resistant kind. For decades, public health officials warned that the overuse of prescription antibiotics and antibacterial soap and hand wipes could lead to the growth of “supergerms,” drug-resistant bacteria that are difficult if not impossible to control.

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