publication . Article . 1994

nasal carriage of staphylococcus intermedius in humans in contact with dogs

Harvey, R. G.; Marples, R. R.; Noble, W. C.;
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  • Published: 21 Sep 1994 Journal: Microbial Ecology in Health & Disease, volume 7 (eissn: 1651-2235, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
Abstract
A study of staphylococci isolated from the anterior nares of 16 owners of dogs with atopic dermatitis and 13 veterinary practice staff in constant contact with dogs was conducted. There was one persistent nasal carrier and four transient nasal carriers of Staphylococcus intermedius . This carriage rate is higher than previously reported and presumably contributes to the presence of antibodies to S. intermedius in about 20 per cent of the normal population. Thus transfer of S. intermedius from dog to human is probably not uncommon. Keywords - Staphylococcus intermedius , Dogs, Human contacts, Staphylococci.
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: body regionsstomatognathic systemstomatognathic diseases
free text keywords: Micrococcaceae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Normal population, Nose, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Anterior nares, Atopic dermatitis, medicine.disease, Carriage, Staphylococcus intermedius, business.industry, business, Microbiology

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