Co-evolutionary aspects of human colonisation and infection by Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Belkum2009CoevolutionaryAO,
  title={Co-evolutionary aspects of human colonisation and infection by Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Alex van Belkum and Damian C. Melles and Jan L. Nouwen and Willem B. van Leeuwen and Willem J. B. van Wamel and Margreet C. Vos and Heiman F. L. Wertheim and Henri A. Verbrugh},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={32-47}
}
Although Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterial species of medical significance, only approximately 30% of all humans carry staphylococcal cells persistently but asymptomatically in their nasopharynx and/or other body sites. This goes largely unnoticed by the host, which shows that in the natural situation the human ecosystem is hospitable or at least… CONTINUE READING