Changes in the Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus

  • R. E. O. Williams
Part of the Bayer-Symposium book series (BAYER-SYMP, volume 3)


The establishment of long-term changes in the virulence of any pathogenic microbe is difficult and, for Staphylococcus aureus the difficulties are enhanced by the fact that there is so little quantitative evidence on the incidence of staphylococcal disease, which is, for the most part, neither lethal nor statutorily reportable.


Staphylococcus Aureus Staphylococcal Infection Epidemic Spread Scarlet Fever Phage Group 
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  • R. E. O. Williams
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  1. 1.Department of Bacteriology, Wright-Fleming-InstituteSt. Mary’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondon, W. 2.England

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