Chapter 16

MRSA Infections: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections

Muhammad Imran Qadir and Shahpara Rehman


Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) stays as one of the most vituperative human pathogens and has been documented recently in veterinary settings also. The prevalent use of antibiotics both in human and veterinary medication resulted in the appearance of resistant strains of S. aureus. Resistance to methicillin is resolute by mecA gene, encoding affinity less penicillin-binding protein PBP 2. Cohort animals, counting dogs, cats, horses, small foreign animals, wildlife animals, and farm animals may comprise a pool for MRSA transmission to humans and others. The appearance, risk factors for MRSA transmission among colonized or infected animals, and possible treatment for infection control are reviewed in the present paper.

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