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Insights into nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in an urban and a rural community in Ghana

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The epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in the community in Ghana was never investigated prior to this study. The aims of the study were: i) to assess prevalence of nasal S. aureus carriage in Ghanaian people living in an urban and a rural area, and ii) to identify phenotypic and genotypic traits of strains isolated from the two communities. Nasal swabs were collected from healthy individuals living in an urban community situated in the suburb of the capital city, Accra (n = 353) and in a rural community situated in the Dangme-West district (n = 234). The overall prevalence of nasal carriage was 21% with a significantly higher prevalence in the urban (28%) than in the rural community (11%) (p
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummere96119
TidsskriftPLOS ONE
Vol/bind9
Udgave nummer4
Antal sider7
ISSN1932-6203
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2014

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