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Evolutionary dynamics of multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MDRSA), a zoonotic pathogen of clinical significance, among industrial food animal production workers

Baltimore, MA, United States


Summary

This proposed research aims to address an important substantive question about the frequency with which industrial livestock operation workers and their household member contacts carry animal versus human adaptive multidrug-resistant S. aureus (MDRSA) and whether there is a temporal relation of specific molecular characteristics – e.g., cell adhesion, immune evasion, and virulence genes – with reports of symptoms of infection versus subclinical colonization.

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  • Start Date: 
    03/01/2013
  • End Date: 
    02/28/2015

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