Recent human-to-poultry host jump, adaptation, and pandemic spread of Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Lowder2009RecentHH,
  title={Recent human-to-poultry host jump, adaptation, and pandemic spread of Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Bethan V. Lowder and Caitriona M. Guinane and Nouri L Ben Zakour and Lucy Anne Weinert and Andrew Conway-Morris and Robyn A. Cartwright and Andrew J. G. Simpson and Andrew Rambaut and Ulrich Nuebel and J Ross Fitzgerald},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 46},
  pages={
          19545-50
        }
}
The impact of globalization on the emergence and spread of pathogens is an important veterinary and public health issue. Staphylococcus aureus is a notorious human pathogen associated with serious nosocomial and community-acquired infections. In addition, S. aureus is a major cause of animal diseases including skeletal infections of poultry, which are a large economic burden on the global broiler chicken industry. Here, we provide evidence that the majority of S. aureus isolates from broiler… CONTINUE READING
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