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Staphylococcus aureus

Amjad Aqib

Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine, the Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur, Pakistan, a member of 3 editorial boards, serves as a reviewer for four scientific journals, and is a member of reputable societies.


Staphylococcus aureus Methicillin Resistance Vancoymcin Resistance Antibiotic Susceptibility Antimicrobial Resistance Public Health Staphylococcus aureus Strains Risk Factors Genetic Variation Vaccine MRSA VRSA

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Staphylococcus aureus is a well-known pathogenic bacteria. It is a commensal colonizer of the skin in humans and animals. The salient pathogenic elements include antimicrobial resistance against methicillin and vancomycin, hemolysis, toxic shock proteins, biofilm, producing S. aureus, vancomycin-resistant S. aureus, and hemolysis. S. aureus-infected mammary glands result in significant economic losses in dairy cattle. S. aureus causes a wide range of clinical infections to humans and is difficult to treat due to biofilm production and resistance to multiple antibiotics This bacteria has a higher level of genetic variation due to which new genes have been nominated to be responsible for antimicrobial resistance. This is the reason that new strains are arising with diversified antibiograms. Resistance modulation by non-antibiotic sources is also under consideration. Scientists have experimented with vaccines against this pathogen in mammary glands infection but further studies are required. The pathogen is also of zoonotic importance as it transfers from animals to humans. Similarly, reverse zoonosis has also been reported.

This book will cover all topics related to S. aureus starting from its infection pattern, genetic diversity, risks involved, as well as solutions and challenges connected to its treatment.

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Date completed: September 8th 2020

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Amjad Aqib

Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Dr. Amjad Islam Aqib is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine, Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur-Pakistan. He has previously served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Nov 23, 2017-Nov 11, 2018, ) He holds a basic degree DVM, M.Sc. Hons, and Ph.D. in Clinical Medicine (Veterinary). His laboratory skills include: Molecular diagnostics PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, sequencing, Electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, blotting assays, Serological assays (ELISA, IHA, CFT), Antibiotic susceptibility assays, Histopathological staining, Culture media preparations, Biofilm detection assays He has received an award for the first position in poster competition (Winner prize Rs. 50,000 PKR). M.Ijaz, A.Ghaffar, A.Ali, SH Farooqi, YR Khan, AI Aqib. International Buffalo Congress (IBC 2019)-18-19 February 2019 held in Pearl Continental, Lahore-Pakistan. He was also awarded the Letter of Appreciation (dated 03-04-2018) from Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Science for development of postgraduate Research Laboratory during the “interim placement of fresh PhDs program of HEC. He is a member of 3 editorial boards, he serves as a reviewer for four scientific journals and is a member of reputable societies.

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