Free-Living Species of Carnivorous Mammals in Poland: Red Fox, Beech Marten, and Raccoon as a Potential Reservoir of Salmonella, Yersinia, Listeria spp. and Coagulase-Positive Staphylococcus

@article{Nowakiewicz2016FreeLivingSO,
  title={Free-Living Species of Carnivorous Mammals in Poland: Red Fox, Beech Marten, and Raccoon as a Potential Reservoir of Salmonella, Yersinia, Listeria spp. and Coagulase-Positive Staphylococcus},
  author={Aneta Nowakiewicz and Przemysław Zięba and Grażyna Zi{\'o}łkowska and Sebastian Gnat and Marta Muszyńska and Krzysztof Tomczuk and Barbara Majer Dziedzic and Łukasz Ulbrych and Aleksandra Trościańczyk},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2016},
  volume={11}
}
The objective of the study was to examine a population of free-living carnivorous mammals most commonly found in Poland (red fox, beech marten, and raccoon) for the occurrence of bacteria that are potentially pathogenic for humans and other animal species and to determine their virulence potential (the presence of selected virulence genes). From the total pool of isolates obtained (n = 328), we selected 90 belonging to species that pose the greatest potential threat to human health: Salmonella… 

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