Pet-to-Man Travelling Staphylococci - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128135471

Pet-to-Man Travelling Staphylococci

1st Edition

A World in Progress

Editors: Vincenzo Savini
Paperback ISBN: 9780128135471
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 2018
Page Count: 322
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Pet-to-Man Travelling Staphylococci: A World in Progress explores Staphylococci, a dangerous pathogen that affects both humans and animals with a wide range of infection states. This bacteria can spread rapidly as a commensal organism in both humans and pets, and is an agent of disease. Staphylococci are potentially highly virulent pathogens which require urgent medical attention. In addition, Staphylococci remain a threat within hospital environments, where they can quickly spread across a patient population. This book explores the organisms' resistance to many compounds used to treat them, treatment failure and multidrug resistant staphylococci, amongst other related topics.

Key Features

  • Focuses not only on man and animal staphylococcal diseases, but on the role of shared household in man-to-pet (and vice versa) transmission
  • Underlines the importance of professional exposure to mammals (i.e. veterinary and farm personnel) in the establishment of shared colonization's and related diseases
  • Highlights the impact of shared staphylococci and virulence determinants in human and veterinary pathology
  • Sheds light on the way staphylococci may be recognized in clinical laboratories


Microbiologists and biotechnologists, virologists, molecular biologists, researchers in infective diseases and public health, veterinarians

Table of Contents

1. Staphylococcal taxonomy
2. Staphylococcal ecology and epidemiology
3. Coagulase-positive and coagulase-negative staphylococci in human disease
4. Coagulase-positive and coagulase-negative staphylococci animal disease
5. Animal-to-man transmission of staphylococci and staphylococcal genes
6. Foodborne transmission of staphylococci
7. The Staphylococcus coagulase: biological activity, history and applications
8. The Staphylococcus haemolysins
9. The staphylococcal Panton-Valentine toxin
10. The staphylococcal exfoliative toxins
11. The staphylococcal proteases
12. The staphylococcal lipases
13. The staphylococcal bacteriocins
14. Phage-associated virulence determinants of Staphylococcus aureus
15. Diagnostics: standard and chromogenic media, and advanced automated methods
16. Molecular identification and genotyping: genus, species, strains, clones, lineages and interspecies exchanges
17. Methicillin resistance
18. In vivo resistance mechanisms: staphylococcal biofilms
19. Autovaccines in individual therapy of staphylococcal infections
20. Experimental animal models in evaluation of staphylococcal pathogenicity
21. Application of staphylococci in biotechnology and industrial microbiology


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About the Editor

Vincenzo Savini

Vincenzo Savini

Doctor Clinical Microbiology and Virology, Spirito Santo Hospital, Pescara, Italy

Member of Journal editorial board, Recent Patents on Anti-Infective Drug Discovery

Contributing member of American Society for Microbiology

Affiliations and Expertise

Microbiology and Virology, Spirito Santo Hospital, Pescara, Italy

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