About the book
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.