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dc.contributor.authorWorthing, K.en
dc.contributor.authorBrown, J.en
dc.contributor.authorGerber, L.en
dc.contributor.authorTrott, D.en
dc.contributor.authorAbraham, S.en
dc.contributor.authorNorris, J.en
dc.date.issued2018en
dc.identifier.citationVeterinary Microbiology, 2018; 223:79-85en
dc.identifier.issn0378-1135en
dc.identifier.issn1873-2542en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/126600-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the transmission cycle of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) in small companion animal veterinary practice. Sampling was undertaken at two small animal veterinary hospitals in Sydney, Australia. Samples were collected from 46 veterinary personnel, 79 personnel-owned dogs and cats, 151 clinically normal canine hospital admissions and 25 environmental sites. Nasal swabs were collected from veterinary personnel. Nasal, oral and perineal swabs were collected from animals. Methicillin resistance was detected by growth on BrillianceTM MRSA 2 Agar and confirmed by cefoxitin and oxacillin broth microdilution for S. aureus and S. pseudintermedius, respectively. MRSA and MRSP isolates were characterised using whole genome sequencing including mecA gene screening and multilocus sequence typing. MRSA was isolated from four (8%) veterinary personnel but no animals. MRSP was isolated from 11/151 (7%) of canine hospital admissions and 4/53 (8%) of personnel-owned dogs but no veterinary personnel or cats. No MRSA or MRSP was isolated from the environment. MRSP isolates were resistant to significantly more antimicrobial classes than MRSA. The main MRSP clone carried by canine patients (ST496) was distinct to that carried by personnel-owned dogs (ST64). One veterinary nurse, who carried Panton Valentine leucocidin-positive ST338 MRSA, also owned a ST749 MRSP-positive dog. Besides MRSP-positive dogs from the same household sharing the same clone of MRSP, MRSA and MRSP were not shared between humans, animals or environment. Therefore, in the non-outbreak setting of this study, there was limited MRS transmission between veterinary personnel, their pets, patients or the veterinary environment.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityKate A. Worthing, James Brown, Laura Gerber, Darren J. Trott, Sam Abraham, Jacqueline M. Norrisen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rights© 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectAntimicrobial resistance; staphylococci; MRSA; MRSP; companion animals; veterinary; zoonosis; one health; infection controlen
dc.titleMethicillin-resistant staphylococci amongst veterinary personnel, personnel-owned pets, patients and the hospital environment of two small animal veterinary hospitalsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0030099785en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.vetmic.2018.07.021en
dc.identifier.pubid433770-
pubs.library.collectionAnimal and Veterinary Sciences publicationsen
pubs.library.teamDS14en
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidTrott, D. [0000-0002-8297-5770]en
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