, pl.


(staf'i-lō-kok-ō'sis, -sēz),
Infection by species of the bacterium Staphylococcus.
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, pl. staphylococcoses (staf'i-lō-kok-ō'sis, -sēz)
Infection by species of the bacterium Staphylococcus.
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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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This report describes concurrent macrorhabdosis, staphylococcosis, and respiratory acariasis in a canary collection.
(28,29) Although medical therapy alone was not promising in the treatment of pododermatitis, different antibacterial drugs can be used for control of staphylococcosis in avian species.
Staphylococcosis. In: Saif YM, Barnes HJ, Glisson JR, et al.
The observed disease conditions reported as SDs in correlation to affected organ system and etiologies when available were as follows: Digestive system diseases (n = 1,204) were bacterial infections (clostridial, mycobacteriosis, salmonellosis, staphylococcosis), parasitic infections (coccidiosis, nematodiasis, trichomoniasis, cestodiasis), neoplasia, fatty liver syndrome, intestinal volvulus and intussusception, and foreign body ingestion and obstruction.
Staphylococcus hyicus was isolated from these 3 locations, as well as from lungs and liver, indicating a chronic septic staphylococcosis. Although infections with Staphylococcus species are occasional causes of vertebral osteomyelitis in juvenile poultry with active growth plates, it is only sporadically reported in raptors and companion birds.
Two ducks were removed after inoculation: 1 tufted duck because of concurrent aspergillosis and 1 pochard because of concurrent staphylococcosis. Also, 1 pochard and 3 tufted ducks were were chosen for pathologic examination at 4 dpi because they were dead or moribund.
Staphylococcosis. In: Charlton BR, Bermudez AJ, Boulianne M, et al, eds.

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