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Staphylococcal disease in Africa : another neglected 'tropical' disease

Herrmann, Mathias and Abdullah, Salim and Alabi, Abraham and Alonso, Pedro and Friedrich, Alexander W. and Fuhr, Günther and Germann, Anja and Kern, Winfried V. and Kremsner, Peter G. and Mandomando, Inacio and Mellmann, Alexander C. and Pluschke, Gerd and Rieg, Siegbert and Ruffing, Ulla and Schaumburg, Frieder and Tanner, Marcel and Peters, Georg and von Briesen, Hagen and von Eiff, Christof and von Müller, Lutz and Grobusch, Martin P.. (2013) Staphylococcal disease in Africa : another neglected 'tropical' disease. Future microbiology, Vol. 8. pp. 17-26.

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Abstract

The term 'neglected tropical diseases' predominantly refers to single-entity, mostly parasitic diseases. However, a considerable morbidity and mortality burden is carried by patients infected with Gram-positive cocci and Gram-negative bacilli that are prevalent all over the world, yet have impact in tropical and developing countries, particularly in children, with much higher incidence rates than those reported from developed countries. Staphylococcus aureus is among these pathogens. The African-German StaphNet consortium uses microbiological characterization of African S. aureus isolates, including identification of virulence factors, alongside the gathering of epidemiological and clinical data in an innovative research network between a European country (Germany) and several African partners. By creating an accessible strain repository and by implementing personnel training and capacity building, this network aims to put staphylococcal disease on the international agenda as a truly neglected condition with a major global impact on public health
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology > Molecular Immunology (Pluschke)
UniBasel Contributors:Pluschke, Gerd and Tanner, Marcel
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Future Medicine Ltd
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:16 Aug 2013 07:32

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