MONITORING THE SPECIES STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS IN DOG FAECES, IN TIMISOARA PARKS: IS THERE A ZOONOTIC RISK?
Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXII, Issue 2
Written by János DÉGI, Ionica IANCU, Diana Maria DÉGI, Corina PASCU, Robert Vili VOICHIŢOIU, Viorel HERMAN
Stray dogs have long been regarded as a potential source of zoonotic diseases (bacterial zoonotic risk) for human. In particular, host zoonotic bacteria and parasites in the intestine of dogs were found to pose a significant risk to human health. An ensemble social change, economic and environmental, across the globe, reflects on epidemiological characteristics and pathogenesis of diseases and pathogens. And the development and supervision of bacterial zoonosis, with particular reference to multiple antibiotic resistant staphylococci isolated from dog faces, were important changes, which we refer in this study.In fecal samples from dogs were isolated Staphylococcus aureus strains pathogenic to man (MRSA), so proving dog faeces role in urban areas as a reservoir of bacteria with multiple resistance. Because the genes coding for antibiotic resistance can be transmitted between bacteria and contact between pets and their owners is tighter than in the past, our study suggests that contamination parks for children with dog feces containing such microorganisms is a problem for public health and the environment.