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History of the Staphylococcus aureus

Richard A. Proctor
from: Staphylococcus: Genetics and Physiology (Edited by: Greg A. Somerville). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2016) Pages: 1-22.


The history of Staphylococcus aureus and the history of bacterial infectious diseases parallel one another. S. aureus was one of the first pathogens described, which is not surprising as it was and is still one of the most common and feared infections in humans. This chapter traces the history of S. aureus from 1880 to the present read more ...
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