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Old 10-31-2007, 05:33 AM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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There's a lot of concern about this new strain of antibiotic resistant bacteria -it can be a real killer in a matter of days if not caught early. It's especially prevalent in hospitals.

It seems that every few days we hear of a school somewhere that is being sanitized and washed down because one student happened to come down with the infection.

Now I hear we can pick this up from our pets. Anybody hear more about that?
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:18 AM
 
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A co-worker got it from a spider bite (non-poisonous since we don't have poison spiders up north here). It is very serious - they spent a week in the hospital.
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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Will ask my sister's DR about catching from pets as she been in hsopital 6 weeks not with MRSA and ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) because of the MRSA. She had a rash but also had surgery and they unsure what caused it as of yet.
The hospital had let my cousin bring her dog into see her though so seems like not be catchy to animals.
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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There are a number of things that some vets and some doctors say are not zoontic and I will beg to differ with them. Case in point, my vet, who is also a great friend swears that conjunctivitis is not communicable between dogs/cats/horses to humans and I've seen it up front and personal that it can and has happened. Good thing she loves my critters and me since we tend to butt heads
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