Journal of Animal Health and Behavioural Science

ISSN: 2952-8097

Open Access

Ram Gopal

Department of Animal Science, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria

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    Staphylococcus pseudintermedius Animal Colonization and Infection: An Emerging and Underestimated Zoonotic Pathogen
    Author(s): Ram Gopal*

    The skin and mucous membranes of dogs are known to contain S. pseudintermedius, which is also a part of the canine body's typical microbiota. It has also been acknowledged as an opportunistic and zoonotic pathogen that can colonise people and cause serious illnesses, particularly in hosts who are immunocompromised. The most significant development is the emergence of the seriously detrimental to public health methicillinresistant S. pseudintermedius (MRSP), which is inherently multidrug resistant. Reports of its zoonotic transmission and human infections, which have primarily been attributed to the rising prevalence of dog ownership and close contact between dogs and humans, worsen the epidemiological situation. Limited information exists regarding the zoonotic spread of MRSP from pet dogs to humans, including dog owners, small-animal veterinarian.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2952-8097.2022.6.173

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