Transmission of Staphylococcus aureus between mothers and infants in an African setting.

@article{Schaumburg2014TransmissionOS,
  title={Transmission of Staphylococcus aureus between mothers and infants in an African setting.},
  author={Frieder Schaumburg and Abraham Alabi and Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma and Hideto Kaba and Rella Manego Zoleko and Daisy Akerey Diop and J-R Mackanga and Arti Basra and Rafael Jim{\'e}nez Gonz{\'a}lez and Clara Men{\'e}ndez and Martin P. Grobusch and Peter Gottfried Kremsner and Robin K{\"o}ck and Georg Peters and Michael Ramharter and Karsten Becker},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={O390-6}
}
Staphylococcus aureus colonization is a risk factor for invasive disease. There is a need to understand S. aureus colonization in infancy as the burden of S. aureus infections in infants is high. We aimed to investigate the transmission of S. aureus between mothers and their newborns during the first year after delivery in an African setting. In a longitudinal cohort study, colonization of Gabonese mother-infant pairs was assessed at delivery and after 1, 9 and 12 months. Swabs were taken from… CONTINUE READING