Changes in the Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus
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.
KeywordsStaphylococcus Aureus Staphylococcal Infection Epidemic Spread Scarlet Fever Phage Group
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