Application of deterministic epidemic theory to nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus.

  • P C Goonatilake
  • Published 1983 in International journal of bio-medical computing
Nasal carriage of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is often used as an index of cross-infection in hospitals. In this paper, a deterministic model of the epidemiology of Staphylococcal nasal carriage was derived employing the concepts of epidemic theory. This theoretical model was tested against experimental data gathered from a large survey. When… CONTINUE READING