Is the family pet a risk factor for multidrug resistant infections?
IDReC Director Professor Nigel French has been awarded $1,126,725 by New Zealand’s Health Research Council. The three-year project will investigate the sources of multidrug resistant bacteria within NZ communities, with particular focus upon the roles played by family pets in spreading infection between people.
Professor French is the principal investigator on the project, along with IDReC Principle Investigators Mick Roberts and Jereon Douwes and IDReC Associate Investigator Jackie Benschop. The project is a collaboration with Otago University (Professor Michael Baker), ESR Ltd (Dr Deborah Williamson and Dr Phil Carter), the Ministry for Primary Industries (Dr Eve Pleydell) and Labtests NZ in Auckland (Dr Dragana Drinkovic).
For more information about the project click here.