Staphylococcus Aureus - Carriage of Staphylococcus Aureus

Carriage of Staphylococcus Aureus

The carriage of Staphylococcus aureus is an important source of nosocomial infection and community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). Although S. aureus can be present on the skin of the host, a large proportion of its carriage is through the anterior nares of the nasal passages. The ability of the nasal passages to harbour S. aureus results from a combination of a weakened or defective host immunity and the bacteria's ability to evade host innate immunity.

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