Pet-to-Man Travelling Staphylococci

  • ID: 4430037
  • Book
  • 322 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Pet-to-Man Travelling Staphylococci: A World in Progress explores Staphylococci, a dangerous pathogen that affects both humans and animals with a wide range of infection states. This bacteria can spread rapidly as a commensal organism in both humans and pets, and is an agent of disease. Staphylococci are potentially highly virulent pathogens which require urgent medical attention. In addition, Staphylococci remain a threat within hospital environments, where they can quickly spread across a patient population. This book explores the organisms' resistance to many compounds used to treat them, treatment failure and multidrug resistant staphylococci, amongst other related topics.

  • Focuses not only on man and animal staphylococcal diseases, but on the role of shared household in man-to-pet (and vice versa) transmission
  • Underlines the importance of professional exposure to mammals (i.e. veterinary and farm personnel) in the establishment of shared colonization's and related diseases
  • Highlights the impact of shared staphylococci and virulence determinants in human and veterinary pathology
  • Sheds light on the way staphylococci may be recognized in clinical laboratories

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Contributors Preface 1. Staphylococcal Taxonomy 2. Staphylococcal Ecology and Epidemiology 3. Coagulase-Positive and Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci in Human Disease 4. Coagulase-Positive and Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci Animal Diseases 5. Transfer of Staphylococci and Related Genetic Elements 6. Food-Borne Transmission of Staphylococci 7. The Staphylococcal Coagulases 8. The Staphylococcal Hemolysins 9. The Staphylococcal Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) 10. The Staphylococcal Exfoliative Toxins 11. Extracellular Proteases of Staphylococcus spp. 12. Staphylococcal Lipases 13. Staphylococcal Bacteriocins 14. Phage-Associated Virulence Determinants of Staphylococcus aureus 15. Diagnostics: Routine Identification on Standard and Chromogenic Media, and Advanced Automated Methods 16. Molecular Identification and Genotyping of Staphylococci: Genus, Species, Strains, Clones, Lineages, and Interspecies Exchanges 17. Methicillin Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus 18. In Vivo Resistance Mechanisms: Staphylococcal Biofilms 19. Autovaccines in Individual Therapy of Staphylococcal Infections 20. Experimental Animal Models in Evaluation of Staphylococcal Pathogenicity 21. Application of Staphylococci in the Food Industry and Biotechnology Index

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Savini, Vincenzo
Doctor Clinical Microbiology and Virology, Spirito Santo Hospital, Pescara, Italy

Member of Journal editorial board, Recent Patents on Anti-Infective Drug Discovery

Contributing member of American Society for Microbiology

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