Isolation from Animals of Human Strains of Staphylococci during an Epidemic in a Veterinary School

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Science  25 Mar 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3404, pp. 927-928
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3404.927


Antibiotic-resistant staphylococci of the same bacteriophage type were isolated from the external nares of asymptomatic domestic animals and from human beings during an epidemic of staphylococcal disease in veterinary students. Not all of the infections could be attributed to person-to-person contact; spread could be explained also by transmission of staphylococci from animals.