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    Default 1.5 % of Americans carry MRSA antibiotic resistant Super bug

    https://www.wired.com/2012/10/superbugs-in-animals/

    (For comparison's sake: An estimated 1.5% of Americans carry MRSA in their noses.)
    Sadly a few animals out of over a hundred tested at a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center in the Midwest,

    that included two rabbits and a shore bird, have also been found to carry MRSA, an antibiotic resistant (Super Bug) bacteria.

    A small percentage of the animals also tested, which included one squirrel, were found to carry S. Aureus.

    Thankfully that bug, unlike the antibiotic resistant MRSA Super Bug, is sensitive to treatment by the antibiotic Methicillin.

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