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I have just been told my dog has MRSA after having surgry last

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I have just been told my dog has MRSA after having surgry last week ... My 80 year old father has been in contact with the dog and is taking liver tablets is there any danger ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 4 years ago.
Welcome to and thank you for your question.

Is your father suffering from any medical condition?
Is he having any abrasions or cuts?
Do he has any associated symptoms?

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

amoldopine is the tablet he takes


Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 4 years ago.
Dear Susan, Thanks for providing quick additional information.

Well, it possible to spread this disease between dogs and humans but only if they have direct contact with the wound.
If your father practice good hand hygiene, then he would not get this infection.
As your father, was earlier in contact with dog, this doesn't mean that he has also got MRSA infection.

Good to hear, that you have already isolated dog in separate area.
He should wash his hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

If possible, he should wear disposable gloves when touching items such as the animal’s bedding, bandages or any other objects that may have been in contact with the infected wound.

You can use a household disinfectant or 1:100 dilution of household chlorine bleach to clean any surfaces contaminated by wounds or drainage.

If possible, he should avoid contact with the infected pet, the pet’s wound and any contaminated items such as bandage materials.


No need to get panic.
Please keep your dog away from him, He should follow the measures as advised above, and by this way, he would not get this infection.

Please let me know how I can be of further assistance.
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Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 4 years ago.
How are you doing? Let me know if you have any more follow up questions.
Thank you and take care.
Dr. Robert