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The Bella Moss Foundation Announces U.S. Tour to Raise Awareness of MRSA in Pets
Date:3/24/2010

The Bella Moss Foundation will be presenting three sessions in April to increase awareness in the U.S. about the growing threat of MRSA in pets, as well as ways that the U.S. veterinary industry can increase early detection and prevention.

New York, NY (Vocus) March 24, 2010 -- The Bella Moss Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in the United Kingdom dedicated to assisting veterinarians and pet owners with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), will be landing in America in April to spread the word about the growing threat of MRSA in pets, as well as ways that the U.S. veterinary industry can increase early detection and prevention.

“MRSA is a clear and emerging problem with pets in North America. Well over 1,000 infections occur each year, and it is likely that a large number of infections go undiagnosed,” said Dr. J Scott Weese, advisor to the Bella Moss Foundation. “The strains of MRSA that cause infections in pets are the same as those that cause disease in people, demonstrating the close relationship between people and their pets, and the impact that people and pets can have on each others’ health.”

Jill Moss, president of the Foundation, and Mark Dosher, co-founder, will be presenting at the American Animal Medical Center, the University of South Florida, and Cornell University. The message: MRSA is preventable and treatable if detected early.

“Our strategy is to raise awareness of MRSA among U.S. pet owners and to improve clinical approaches to MRSA by veterinarians, as we have in the UK,” said Moss. “The U.S. veterinary associations have limited information on MRSA, and we have provided veterinarians in the United States with access to our clinical advisors to help with first-time cases. We hope to aid veterinary associations in the U.S. to make more information widely available for veterina
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