Accession Number : ADA586680


Title :   Staphylococcus aureus Colonization of Healthy Military Service Members in the United States and Afghanistan


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT SAM HOUSTON TX


Personal Author(s) : Vento, Todd J ; Calvano, Tatjana P ; Cole, David W ; Mende, Katrin ; Rini, Elizabeth A ; Tully, Charla C ; Landrum, Michael L ; Zera, Wendy ; Guymon, Charles H ; Yu, Xin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a586680.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : Staphylococcus aureus [methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible (MRSA/MSSA)] is a leading cause of infections in military personnel, but there are limited data regarding baseline colonization of individuals while deployed. We conducted a pilot study to screen non-deployed and deployed healthy military service members for MRSA/MSSA colonization at various anatomic sites and assessed isolates for molecular differences.


Descriptors :   *COLONIES(BIOLOGY) , *STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS , ANATOMY , HEALTH , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE