Special Issue "Biology and Pathogenesis of Staphylococcus Infection"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Valentina V. Ebani

Department of Veterinary Science, University of Pisa, Viale delle Piagge 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
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Interests: veterinary medicine; veterinary microbiology; veterinary diagnostics; veterinary public health; zoonotic diseases

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Genus Staphylococcus includes several species, both coagulase-positive and coagulase-negative. Among them, Staphylococcus aureus is the most common pathogen isolated from clinical specimens, even though other staphylococcal species may be involved in a wide spectrum of infections in humans and animals.

These bacteria have emerged as important pathogens for both nosocomial and community-acquired infections in people, as well as being a severe threat in veterinary medicine, causing diseases in farm animals and pets, including birds and reptiles. Moreover, staphylococci are able to produce enterotoxins responsible for food-poisoning diseases. In the last years, the incidence of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus isolates has increased, becoming a severe problem for infection treatment.

The aim of this Special Issue is to give a platform for practitioners and researchers operating in human and veterinary medicine can exchange information and updates.

At this purpose, we cordially invite you to submit research articles, review articles and short  communications related to the various aspects of Staphylococcus infections: bacteria–host interactions, epidemiology, diagnostic procedures, therapy and prevention.  

Dr. Valentina V. Ebani
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Staphylococcus spp. 
  • Staphylococcus aureus 
  • Coagulase-negative staphylococci 
  • Animal infection 
  • Human infection 
  • Foodborne diseases 
  • Microbiology 
  • Enterotoxins 
  • Antibiotics
  • Antibiotic resistance 
  • Natural product activity
  • Bacteria–host interactions 
  • Epidemiology
  • Diagnostic methods 
  • Prevention

Published Papers

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