STAPHYLOCOCCAL INFECTIONS


Although canine isolates have been shown experimentally to grow on human skin, and vice versa, there is little evidence that transmission occurs in the field.

However, there are some reports of non-phage-typable apparent Staphylococcus aureus isolates from humans turning out to be Staphylococcus intermedius, which is normally found on animals, particularly dogs, so the possibility of zoonotic spread exists.



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