New epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infection in Africa.

  title={New epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infection in Africa.},
  author={Frieder Schaumburg and Abraham Alabi and Georg Peters and Karsten Becker},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  volume={20 7},
Research on African Staphylococcus aureus has been largely neglected in the past, despite the cultural and geographical diversity in Africa, which has a significant impact on the epidemiology of this pathogen. The polarity between developed urban societies and remote rural populations (e.g. Pygmies), combined with close contact with animals (e.g. livestock and domestic animals, and wildlife), makes the epidemiology of S. aureus on the African continent unique and fascinating. Here, we try to… CONTINUE READING

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