Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
MRSA is a common kind of bacteria found on the skin of animals or people. This bacteria will cause skin infections, lung infections, and other problems.
How It Spread?
MRSA is likely to spread between animals and people with direct contact, such as touching. Besides, the horses which are not sick will be carrying MRSA and can be a reason to spread it among the people.
Who Is At Risk?
Anyone can have a Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection.
Signs In Horses :
The horses can carry MRSA and might not show the signs. However, MRSA can cause wound and skin infections, respiratory tract infections, and septic arthritis. The horses which live on the farm will have more chances to carry MRSA.
Symptoms In People :
Those people who have MRSA will have a skin infection. If left untreated, MRSA can spread into the lungs and bloodstream. Also, it becomes fatal for the people.