Ask Dr. Richards

April 2006 Issue

Ask Dr. Richards: 04/06

Events in the world of infectious diseases have been hitting the headlines recently, and because they involve cats, Id like to discuss them in this column rather than answering questions from CatWatch readers (just this once, I promise).

Superbugs: Is there a human/cat connection?

Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacterium that lives on the skin and in the noses of people and other animals, usually without much consequence. But human infection with a certain form of

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