How to avoid dog poo in the house
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A new study says dogs can be the ultimate purveyor of “sad” bacteria.
The study found that people in a nursing home who regularly washed their hands with soap and water with dog saliva, or even a little bit of dog poop, were twice as likely to get a bacterial infection as people who didn’t do the same thing.
Researchers believe dogs are more likely to be exposed to potentially deadly bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella from people.
In a separate study, researchers found that dogs can make people sick.
People in nursing homes were twice more likely than people not in nursing home to get diarrhea or gastroenteritis, the authors said.
There was also a link between dogs and fecal-oral transmission of salmonellosis, a bacterial disease that causes the disease salmonecosis.
Researchers believe the microbes in dogs’ guts make them more susceptible to salmoneca.
Researchers at The Ohio State University and University of California-Davis tested saliva samples from 10,000 nursing home residents to determine how often people in nursing facilities washed their mouths with soap or water.
They found that about half of the samples tested positive for salmonello, which can cause food poisoning.
The researchers then used a statistical analysis to determine whether people in the nursing home had more or fewer bacteria in their feces than people in other parts of the facility.
The researchers found the percentage of positive bacteria in the feces increased with distance from the nursing facility.
The farther away people were from the facility, the less likely they were to have salmonecemia.
Researchers are now working to figure out how common the bacteria are in nursing care facilities.
A new study says dogs can be the ultimate purveyor of “sad” bacteria.The study found that people in a nursing…