An infection normally found in hospitals might also be spread to humans by their dogs. That’s the finding of a Northern Arizona University team that collected canine fecal samples from all over Flagstaff.
Tens of thousands of patients die every year from infections they pick up while they’re in the hospital. A Flagstaff-based institute has developed a screening test to find these infections early, before symptoms appear.
The microbial communities in offices are generally similar—as long as those offices are in the same city. But every city has its own microbial fingerprint, according to a study led by Northern Arizona University.