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MRSA at San Diego Zoo - March 7th 2009, 02:16 AM

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Zookeepers across the country are bolstering hygiene practices after an outbreak of drug-resistant staph infections swapped between caretakers and a sick baby elephant at the San Diego Zoo.

At least 20 zoo workers turned up with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin lesions last year, but only after a caretaker infected the elephant calf being hand-raised because her mother couldn’t care for her.





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Well, I for one am glad I don't work at a zoo. That's pretty scary.
   
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Re: MRSA at San Diego Zoo - March 7th 2009, 02:24 AM

Oh goodness. Staph infections are painful. And MRSA is worse.
I feel horrible for those poor people.


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Re: MRSA at San Diego Zoo - March 7th 2009, 01:56 PM

I feel sorry for the baby animals, the adult animals and most of the staff/visitors will have an immune system capable of warding off MRSA
   
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Re: MRSA at San Diego Zoo - March 7th 2009, 04:26 PM

That is horrible. I'd be scared to death to work there, I'm horrified of getting something like MRSA.


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