Methicilline Resistente Staphylococcus Intermedius, MRSI, bij patienten en eigenaren in het huishouden
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Methicilline Resistent Staphylococcus intermedius, MRSI, has become an increasing problem with pets. In the course 2007 the VMDC (Veterinair Microbiologische Diagnostisch Centrum) received a large number of samples, coming from the veterinary practices all over the Netherlands, containing this Staphylococcus with the MecA- gen. In this study the aim was to investigate if MRSI is becoming the MRSA of the companion animals. Although this question was not completely answered, a few conclusions about these bacteria came to light. Animals with an MRSI infection contaminate their environment. To make sure the animal is completely free of MRSI, one must take multiple samples. The peritoneum is an area in which the changes to find the MRSI is the larges. Further more, quick and aimed treatment of the infection seems to be the most effective way to reduce the contamination of the environment.