Accession Number:

ADA046837

Title:

Group a Streptococcus in Pets and Group A Streptococcal Disease in Man.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was an increased prevalence, based on bacterial isolation, of Group A Streptococcus in pets from households with streptococcal upper respiratory tract disease as compared to houeholds without streptococcal disease. Eighty households in which upper respiratory tract disease due to Group A Streptococcus had been diagnosed in one or more household members were studied. One hundred four pets from these 80 households were bacteriologically examined and the prevalence of Group A Streptococcus was 2.88 3104. There was no statistical difference between the prevalence rate of Group A Streptococcus in these two groups of pets. Although these results did not reveal a significant association between Group A Streptococcus in man and pets in the same household, it can not be concluded that the family pet does not serve as one of the possible sources of Group A Streptococcus in human beings.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE