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
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