, pl.


(staf'i-lō-kok-ō'sis, -sēz),
Infection by species of the bacterium Staphylococcus.


, pl. staphylococcoses (staf'i-lō-kok-ō'sis, -sēz)
Infection by species of the bacterium Staphylococcus.


see enzootic staphylococcosis. Called also tick pyemia.

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Q. What is MRSA? I’ve heard on the news that some hospitals have a higher rate of MRSA infection. What is MRSA?

MRSA - Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is a nick name for a specific subtype of bacteria from the Staph bacteria family, which is found resistant to many of the common antibiotics that are in use today. This is due to a mutation development in the Staph bacteria, which allowed it to grow resistance against the killing ingredient in common antibiotics, therefore making it a harder infection to treat and cure. Hospitals keep track of their MRSA infections for epidemiological reasons, in order to get a perspective on bacterial resistance to antibiotics, hoping new and more effective antibiotic medication will be researched.

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Some of the diseases related to pigeons are: salmonellosis, psittacosis, cryptococcosis, aspergillosis, listeriosis, staphylococcosis and dermatosis, among others (3,10,11).
Staphylococcus hyicus was isolated from these 3 locations, as well as from lungs and liver, indicating a chronic septic staphylococcosis.
Two ducks were removed after inoculation: 1 tufted duck because of concurrent aspergillosis and 1 pochard because of concurrent staphylococcosis.

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