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2 things:

- please be careful when handling the chlormaphenicol. I know your vet told you to use gloves when handling this medication. If he didn't I would be shocked as it causes aplastic anemia in people (but not in dogs).

- He probably said MRSA but, it most likely is MRSI. A technicality, but, an important one when you're talking about public health concerns. Dogs carry the bacteria called Staphylococcus intermedius which is not known to be dangerous to humans who carry Staphylococcus aureus (which definitely is if it is resistant). Both are normal inhabitants of the skin of their respective species (unless they're resistant like this one). You should take necessary precautions anyway, but, probably do not have to worry about getting sick from this MRSI. Unfortunately, if the bacterial culture is sent out to a human diagnostic lab for culture, they sometimes will report Staph infections from dog samples as Staph. aureus when it actually is S. intermedius.
 
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