Prevalence and risk factors of colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in healthy pet cats kept in the city households
Karolina Bierowiec , Katarzyna Płoneczka-Janeczko , Krzysztof Rypuła
AbstractStaphylococcus aureus, especially methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), is a significant pathogen in both human medicine and veterinary medicine. The importance of pets as reservoirs of human infections is still poorly understood. This article provides detailed information of a cross-sectional study of a S. aureus colonization in clinically healthy indoor cats. The study systematically assessed a number of different anatomical locations for the S. aureus colonization and the influence of a range of potential risk factors on the value of the final S. aureus colonization rate. The incidence rates observed for cats with at least one site positive for S. aureus or MRSA were 17.5% and 6.63%, respectively. The following risk factors were identified: one or more owners working in the healthcare industry (human or veterinary); dogs being kept with the cat under investigation; treatment of the cat under investigation with antibiotics or chemotherapeutics during the previous year. In conclusion, this study revealed a higher prevalence of MRSA than what has previously been reported in healthy pets. A combination of anatomical locations from which the samples were collected had a major influence on the final value of the S. aureus colonization rate.
|Journal series||BioMed Research International, [Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology], ISSN 1110-7243, e-ISSN 2314-6141, [1110-7251, 2314-6133, 2314-6141], (A 30 pkt, Not active)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
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|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score|| = 25.0, 27-05-2021, ArticleFromJournal|
= 30.0, 27-05-2021, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 5; = 6; : 2016 = 0.875; : 2016 = 2.476 (2) - 2016=2.587 (5)|
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