Longitudinal Population Dynamics of Staphylococcus aureus in the Nasopharynx During the First Year of Life

Background:Staphylococcus aureus colonization is a risk factor for invasive disease. Few studies have used strain genotype data to study S. aureus acquisition and carriage patterns. We investigated S. aureus nasopharyngeal carriage in infants in an intensively sampled South African birth cohort.Meth...

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Main Authors: Shima M. Abdulgader, Lourens Robberts, Jordache Ramjith, Polite M. Nduru, Felix Dube, Sugnet Gardner-Lubbe, Heather J. Zar, Mark P. Nicol
Format: Article
Published: Frontiers Media S.A. 2019-03-01
Series:Frontiers in Genetics
Online Access:https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fgene.2019.00198/full