Dynamics of acquisition and loss of carriage of Staphylococcus aureus strains in the community: The effect of clonal complex

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Miller, Ruth R. ; Walker, A. Sarah ; Godwin, Heather ; Fung, Rowena ; Votintseva, Antonina ; Bowden, Rory ; Mant, David ; Peto, Timothy E.A. ; Crook, Derrick W. ; Knox, Kyle (2014)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Journal of Infection, volume 68, issue 5, pages 426-439 (issn: 0163-4453, eissn: 1532-2742)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2013.12.013, pmc: PMC4003537
  • Subject: Molecular epidemiology | Colonisation | Infectious Diseases | spa-typing | Carriage duration | Microbiology (medical) | Article | Staphylococcus aureus

Summary Background Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage increases infection risk. However, few studies have investigated S. aureus acquisition/loss over >1 year, and fewer still used molecular typing. Methods 1123 adults attending five Oxfordshire general practices had ... View more