AMR gene spreads between pets at UK animal hospital

Dr Katie Hopkins said veterinary practices must ensure adequate cleaning takes place to minimise transmission of resistant bacteria between companion animals and people.
Standard protocols for managing colonised or infected animals should prevent transmission to veterinary staff. Pet owners should also wash their hands after handling pets.

She added: “Our findings further the 'One-Health' view that antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be shared by animals and humans, although the direction of transfer is often difficult to prove".
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