Thinking about vector.
The one variable that overwhelmingly predicted the presence of the germ was the presence of a cat. Cat owners were eight times more likely than others to have MRSA at home.
Only after we treated all three members of the family were we able to get rid of the infections.
“There are a number of papers coming out now showing that pets pick up MRSA from us and that they shed it back into the environment again. What’s happened for the first time that we’ve noticed is that you’re getting flip back and forth,” said Scott Shaw, head of the infection control committee at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.