Nasal carriage of enterotoxin-producing Staphylococcus aureus among restaurant workers in Kuwait City.

@article{Bustan1996NasalCO,
  title={Nasal carriage of enterotoxin-producing Staphylococcus aureus among restaurant workers in Kuwait City.},
  author={M A al Bustan and Edet E Udo and Tulsi Das Chugh},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={1996},
  volume={116 3},
  pages={319-22}
}
Enterotoxin-producing Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of staphylococcal food poisoning. To determine the incidence of carriage of enterotoxin-producing S. aureus in a sample of the healthy population in Kuwait city, restaurant workers in the city were screened for nasal carriage of S. aureus. 26.6% of 500 workers studied carried S. aureus and 86.6% of the S. aureus produced staphylococcal enterotoxins. 28% produced enterotoxin A, 28.5% produced enterotoxin B, 16.4% produced enterotoxin… CONTINUE READING