[Virulence factors of coagulase-negative Staphylococcus of human and bovine origin].


Virulence factors such as hydrophobicity of cell surface, capsule formation and slime production were investigated in 393 CNS strains, 190 isolated from bovine mastitis and 203 from human infections; in addition a selected number of CNS species were experimentally infused into the teat cistern of lactating rabbits for pathogenicity tests. Most human (95… (More)