Quantitative aspects of the Staphylococcus aureus flora of poultry.

  title={Quantitative aspects of the Staphylococcus aureus flora of poultry.},
  author={Luc A. Devriese and A H Devos and Lut van Damme},
  journal={Poultry science},
  volume={54 1},
Important populations of Staphylococcus aureus were found to be present on the body surfaces of live poultry originating from flocks without history of staphylococcal disease. Their sized increased considerably until approximately the seventh week of life after which time they were maintained at equally high levels. Significant correlations were found between the populations recovered from superficial wash samples and skin-tissue samples. Similarly the numbers isolated from the nasal cavities… 

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