MRSA airborne in veterinary teaching hospital
From mrsawatch on twitter:
Prevalence of meticillin-resistant staphylococci among dogs and cats at a veterinary teaching hospital in... http://dlvr.it/bb8Pf
MRSA airborne is more common than many think. Zoonotic infections can be a serious problem. Pets carry many diseases that can affect humans. After just two hours of exposure to MRSA airborne in a veterinary hospital some of the animals tested positive for MRSA.
Airborne bacteria are all around us and oftentimes do not cause any illness or infection. We need bacteria in our environment to help breakdown food in our bodies, and organic matter to nourish growth of plants and continue the cycle of life. The problems occur when a disruptive balance of antibodies, bacteria, viruses, and fungi overtake one or the other. Many people are convinced if they feel ill they need antibiotics to cure them. Too often this is not the case. Antibodies that fight illness are manufactured naturally in human and animal immune systems. Sometimes problems with the immune system occur and we become ill or infected beyond our ability to fight these germs. Antibiotics prescribed in these circumstances can be very helpful.
In the farming industry antibiotics are used to prevent illness in livestock and promote more rapid growth. The use of antibiotics too often causes bacteria like MRSA airborne and viruses to mutate and become more resistant to antibiotics. Caution and restraint needs to be practiced in using antibiotics in both humans and animals so that pathogens such as MRSA airborne do not mutate beyond the ability we have to conquer them.
More effective prevention needs to prevail. Photocatalytic oxidation is the recognized technology that destroys airborne pathogens. Using air purification systems with this technology can significantly reduce the spread of malignant microbes that cause illness and infection.