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Research of Science

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Dr .Amanda Brosnahan, Dr. Taylor Mach


The purpose of this study was to assess the carriage rate of Staphylococcus aureus within the CSP community and gain scientific knowledge on how prevalent this common bacterium is. With the data collected, many forms of S. aureus proved to be prevalent, for example, Staphylococcal enterotoxin B, also known as SEB. This form of S. aureus is a well-known contributor to food poisoning. It was identified in the data collected that this toxin was more pervasive in healthcare workers than non-healthcare workers.


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